Chris Getz retires from baseball

Ed Zurga

The 30-year old decided to retire instead of accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

Toronto Blue Jays' infielder Chris Getz is retiring from baseball after being outrighted off the team's 40-man roster, multiple sources have confirmed to MLB Daily Dish. Getz expressed through a statement that he is looking forward to life outside of baseball.

"I've enjoyed every minute that I've played and will always be passionate about the game," Getz said. "I'm starting a family, and I'm interested in other endeavors both inside and outside of the game."

Getz, 30, hit .160 with one double in ten major league games with the Jays this season after being called up at the end of April. After signing a minor league deal with the Jays during the offseason, he started the year at Triple-A Buffalo and hit hit .309 with 9 RBI in eighteen games before his promotion.

In seven major league seasons with the White Sox (2008-2009), Royals (2010-2013) and Blue Jays (2014), Getz hit .250 with 3 HR and 111 RBI in 459 games. He was the Royals' primary second baseman in 2011 and also saw major league time at third base and shortstop.

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