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Chris Getz | Second Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Chris Getz has decided to retire from baseball.
Getz was outrighted off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster earlier this week but has decided to hang up his cleats rather than report to Triple-A Buffalo. Just 30, Getz finishes his career with a .250/.309/.307 batting line over parts of seven major league seasons. "I've enjoyed every minute that I've played and will always be passionate about the game," Getz said. "I'm starting a family, and I'm interested in other endeavors both inside and outside of the game." Fri, May 16, 2014 09:40:00 AM

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Blue Jays sent INF Chris Getz outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Getz was designated for assignment by the Jays on Sunday after batting just .160 in 10 major league games. The 30-year-old infielder passed through waivers unclaimed.
Tue, May 13, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Blue Jays designated 2B Chris Getz for assignment.

Getz batted just .160/.222/.200 over 10 games with the Jays. He seems likely to clear waivers.
Sun, May 11, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Chris Getz from Triple-A Buffalo.

Getz was batting .309/.382/.338 with nine RBI and six steals over his first 18 games in Triple-A and should get most of the playing time at second base following the Ryan Goins demotion. With his speed, he's worth considering in deeper fantasy leagues.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Shi Davidi of reports that the Blue Jays will call up Chris Getz prior to Tuesday's game.

He'll take the roster spot of Ryan Goins, who has already been sent down. Getz earned the promotion after batting .309/.382/.338 with nine RBI and six steals over his first 18 games at Triple-A Buffalo. He should see a good amount of playing time at second base and makes for a worthy deep league pickup due to his speed.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Blue Jays signed INF Chris Getz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Getz was non-tendered by the Royals in December after posting a rough .220/.288/.273 batting line in 2013. He'll struggle to make the Jays' Opening Day roster.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Royals non-tendered 2B Chris Getz.

Getz is now a free agent. The 30-year-old infielder batted just .220/.288/.273 in 237 plate appearances this past season and the Royals didn't want to give him a raise this winter in his second year of salary arbitration.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:54:00 PM

Chris Getz (concussion) has been cleared for action.

Getz was displaying concussion-like symptoms earlier this week, but everything now checks out fine. He's batting .225/.291/.279 in 70 games this season.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 04:06:00 PM

Chris Getz underwent concussion tests Wednesday.

Getz left Tuesday's game due to an upset stomach and mild dizziness. He awoke Wednesday with a headache, necessitating the tests, but did say he felt better later in the day. The results of the test aren't yet known.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Chris Getz left Tuesday's game against the Mariners due to an upset stomach and mild dizziness.

The Royals are calling his exit precautionary. Getz should be available to play Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:57:00 PM

Royals activated INF Chris Getz from the 15-day disabled list.

Getz missed exactly 15 days with a sprained left knee. He'll return Monday to a weak .209/.280/.281 slash line. The second baseman does not carry fantasy relevance.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Chris Getz (knee) is on his way to Kansas City.

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star suspects that the second baseman will be activated from the disabled list before Monday night's series-opener with the Marlins. Getz has been out since late July with a sprained knee.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Chris Getz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Omaha.

Getz suffered a sprained knee Thursday and is expected to be activated from the disabled list on August 12 when first eligible. He'll return to a .209/.280/.281 batting line once healthy.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Chris Getz (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Omaha.

Getz was placed on the disabled list Thursday with a sprained left knee, but the injury isn't a major concern. Because his stint on the DL was backdated, he could return on August 12 when first eligible.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Royals placed 2B Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for new outfielder Justin Maxwell, who will make his first start for the Royals on Thursday afternoon against the Twins. Getz should be ready for activation in about three weeks. Miguel Tejada figures to be the primary fill-in at second base.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:34:00 AM

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