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Chris Getz Injury Update: Surgery Successful For Royals 2B

Chris Getz's surgery on his fractured left thumb went well, said manager Ned Yost.

The Kansas City second baseman went under the knife Saturday at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The surgery was preformed by Dr. Bruce Toby and has an eight-week recovery period. Toby placed two pins in Getz's thumb, which will keep him out for the remainder of the season. He should be ready for the start of 2013.

Getz was attempting to lay down a bunt when he fractured his thumb. It was during the fifth inning of Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The Royals went on to defeat the Sox, 4-2.

Getz had a productive 2012, with 52 hits and a .275 batting average. Johnny Giavotella was called up from Triple-A Omaha and will take over at second base. Yost said that he expects Giavotella to play five to six days per week.

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