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Royals Decline to Offer Contract to Getz

Mike Hammett - December 3, 2013 6:05 am

Brett Eibner's single capped the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday.

Brett Eibner's single capped the biggest ninth-inning comeback in Kansas City Royals history, a seven-run rally off David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle that lifted the World Series champions over the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Saturday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have declined to offer a 2014 contract to second baseman Chris Getz, making him a free agent.

Getz hit .220 with a homer and 18 RBIs in 78 games last season, when he earned $1.05 million. The 30-year-old made his major league debut in 2008 with the Chicago White Sox and is a .251 hitter in 449 career games.

The Royals announced the decision on Monday. Teams had until midnight to offer contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.