Chris Getz Injury: Royals 2B Chris Getz Has Surgery Saturday On Fractured Thumb

ST. PETERSBURG - MAY 01: Infielder Chris Getz #17 of the Kansas City Royals fouls off a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on May 1, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Royals second baseman Chris Getz had season-ending surgery on a fractured thumb Saturday.

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz suffered a broken thumb Friday night laying down a bunt. Saturday morning Getz had surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, performed by Dr. Bruce Toby. Chris Sale hit Getz with a fastball when the Royals starter was attempting a bunt; Getz remained in the game:

"When we saw it," manager Ned Yost said, "I figured his thumb was broken and he's such a tough kid and he said, 'I'm all right, I'm all right,' but after those two swings, I knew he wasn't all right."

"I'm surprised he stayed in the game," teammate Alex Gordon said. "With a shattered thumb, that's impressive."

The surgery will sideline Getz for the remainder of the 2012 season, less than two weeks after Kansas City made him the full-time starter upon the release of Yuniesky Betancourt. The Royals will call up Johnny Giavotella from Omaha to replace Getz.

Follow @sbnkansascity on Twitter, and Like SB Nation Kansas City on Facebook.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.