BOSTON - MAY 27: Chris Getz #17 of the Kansas City Royals scores a run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox on May 27, 2010 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chris Getz Injury: Royals Second Baseman Expected To Be Day-To-Day After Leg Strain

Royals second baseman Chris Getz injured his lower leg against and is expected to miss a few games.

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Chris Getz Injury Update: Second Baseman Leaves Clubhouse With Walking Boot

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz left Sunday's 15-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals with an apparent leg strain. Initially it was thought the injury might keep Getz out of the lineup for only a few days, but the injury seems far worse than that.

The news got worse after the game for the Royals when Getz was spotted leaving Sunday's game in a bot:

For precautionary reasons the Royals pulled second baseman Johnny Giavotella from his current game at Triple-A Omaha once the news broke about Getz getting injured. Giavotella is now likely to be called up to earn some playing time while Getz is out.

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Johnny Giavotella Could Receive Recall To Royals After Chris Getz Injury

Johnny Giavotella hasn't really gotten a good chance to showcase his wares at the Major League level just yet for the Kansas City Royals. While he hasn't impressed in spot duty, it takes time to learn how to hit at each stage of the climb to the Majors and the Royals prospect deserves another shot soon. Given the injury to Chris Getz today, it look as if that might be happening.

Giavotella is hitting only .217 on the season for KC and his overall OPS at .521 is abysmal. However the sample size of 69 at bats so far in 2012 is too small to make any real judgment calls about his future. It will be interesting to see how much time he's given at the ML level if the team does officially call him up. Perhaps Getz is a bit more hurt than originally believed.

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Chris Getz Injury Update: Royals Second Baseman Day-To-Day After Leg Strain

The Kansas City Royals cannot seem to catch a break with injuries of any kind in 2012, and second base also continues to be a carousel of starters. Both of those are further in flux with the news that Chris Getz could miss some time due to injury after hurting himself in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Getz has started the majority of games at second base this season for the Royals with others like Johnny Giavotella, Irving Falu and Yuniesky Betancourt also earning time.

It will be interesting to see if the Royals recall Giavotella with this news or just allow Getz to heal on his own on the active roster.

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