CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Chris Getz #17 of the Kansas City Royals tags out Alejandro De Aza #30 of the Chicago White Sox September 25, 2011 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Checking in on the Kansas City Royals, where we have a team announced four minor league signings yesterday, two of which are former Rangers, an announcement that minor leaguer Mario Santiago was released to play in Korea, and fans contemplate another year potentially stuck with Chris Getz:
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Royals announce they've released minor league pitcher Mario Santiago to sign with SK Wyverns in Korea
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Royals sign four more to minor league deals for 2012: RHP Juan Gutierrez, LHP Francisley Bueno, C Max Ramirez and OF Greg Golson.
Royals sign four to minor-league deals - KansasCity.com
"The Royals added four more players to the organization Tuesday, officially announcing minor-league deals for outfielder Greg Golson, right-handed pitcher Juan Gutierrez, left-hander Francisley Bueno and catcher Max Ramirez."
Does Trade of Yamaico Navarro Mean More Chris Getz in 2012? - Royals Review
"The Royals' on-again, off-again, relationship with Chris Getz continues. Rivals come, rivals go, but Getz remains. Mike Aviles is long gone. Yamaico Navarro was potentially a utility threat to Getz, but he's a Pirate now. Johnny Giavotella is around, but he hit only .247/.273/.376 in 46 late-season games last season. Are we primed for another round of Getz?"
Royals sign former Rangers Max Ramirez, Greg Golson - Lone Star Ball
"Max Ramirez came to Texas from Cleveland in exchange for Kenny Loftin in the summer of 2007, and while his bat was highly regarded, his defense led some to believe he would not be able to stick behind the plate. While his defense never progressed that much, his bigger problem is that he failed to hit at the upper levels -- he has a career .262/.338/.405 line in AAA, and a career .217/.343/.357 major league line."