Getz exits after aggravating rib injury

Getz exits after aggravating rib injury

NEW YORK -- Royals second baseman Chris Getz left Monday's 6-0 win over the Yankees in the fifth inning after aggravating a left ribcage injury. He's scheduled to undergo further tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of the setback.

In the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Orioles, Getz suffered a bruised rib on his left side during a baseline collision with Chris Davis and left a couple of innings later. He didn't play the next two games but returned to the lineup on Saturday night.

In the third inning on Monday, Getz tried to stretch a single to center field into a double, but after pausing for just a moment, he was thrown out sliding headfirst into second base. At the time, Getz thought he was safe.

"I hesitated, and I don't even know what told me, but my instincts were, 'Let's just go for it,'" Getz said. "I was in there, but obviously in hindsight, I wish I wouldn't have gone, for a few reasons."

This was the first time Getz's injured area had felt an impact since the original injury.

Irving Falu replaced Getz at second and doubled in the eighth inning, ultimately scoring on a Freddy Garcia wild pitch for the final run of the game.