Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Royals activated second baseman Chris Getz from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.
Getz hasn't played since leaving a May 21 game against the Yankees after aggravating a left ribcage injury while sliding headfirst into second base trying to stretch a single into a double. He was placed on the DL the following day, then batted .421 with six RBI in five rehab starts in Omaha.
Prior to the setback, he was hitting .277 in 30 games.
Giavotella hit just .217 with three doubles and drove in six runs over 21 games (11 starts) for KC this year.