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