Royals make moves

KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them Friday, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

The club also assigned infielder Pedro Ciriaco, claimed off waivers Tuesday from San Diego, to Omaha.

Getz opened the season as the Royals’ starting second baseman, but was optioned June 22 to Omaha.

He has a .214 average in 47 games for Kansas City this season with five doubles, a homer and four stolen bases.

Herrera was optioned June 25 to Omaha. The right-hander is 3-5 with a 5.20 ERA in 29 appearances with the Royals this season.

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