KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals second baseman Chris Getz is back, and he says he is ready to help the Royals make their move.
Cue the collective groan from all the Johnny Giavotella fans.
Getz was back in the clubhouse on Friday after spending the past three-plus weeks at Triple-A Omaha, and he said he believes the Royals are still in contention in the American League Central. The Royals opened a three-game set with the division-leading Tigers on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
"Statistically we're still in it," Getz said. "This (playing the Tigers) is where we can make up ground and go from there.
"I haven't been around the last few weeks but I know the makeup of the team and I know we have already come through over some struggles. We can do that. That's a good recipe for us.
"We have a chance to gain some ground against Detroit -- the team we need to gain on."
Getz presumably will be back to playing virtually every day, something he wasn't doing before he got demoted last mon...