Guess who’s back? Getz is back!

The KC Royals announced earlier today that Chris Getz is back.

Former Royal Chris Getz during spring training 2013 (Jen Nevius).

Former Royal Chris Getz during spring training 2013 (Jen Nevius).

However, he is not back in the organization as a utility fielder, but as a Baseball Operations Assistant/Player Development, joining the Royals front office staff. He will assist in player personnel and development responsibilities.

Getz played in ten games with Toronto in 2014 after signing with them as a free agent during the offseason. He officially retired as a player on May 16th.

Getz spent 2010-2013 with the Royals, playing a career high 118 games in 2011. In 2012, he hit a career-best .275 with ten doubles, three triples, 22 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases.

He was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round of the 2005 Draft and played his first two big league seasons (2008-09) with the White Sox. He was traded to the Royals on November 5, 2009 (with infielder Josh Fields) for fellow utility man Mark Teahen.

Getz saw the birth of his first child, Luke, in June.

Let’s all welcome Chris back to the Royals family!

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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