Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Royals made room for
newly-acquired outfielder Justin Maxwell by placing second baseman Chris Getz
on the disabled list.
Maxwell was picked up in a trade from the Houston Astros just before
Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline.
The injury-riddled Maxwell is hitting .241 with two homers and eight RBI in 40
games this season. The 29-year-old was out for nearly two months after
suffering a fractured left hand in April and then missed more time due
to a mild concussion after diving for a fly ball during a game against
the St. Louis Cardinals on June 25.
Getz, who was put on the DL due to a left knee sprain, is hitting .209 with a
home run and 14 RBI in 53 games for the Royals this season.
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