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• Outfielder Wil Myers, already Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year, also was picked as the top prospect in the Pacific Coast League by the publication. His Omaha teammate, pitcher Jake Odorizzi, was listed as No. 11 in the PCL.

• The Royals reinstated second baseman Chris Getz from the 15-day disabled list. He's recovering from a fractured left thumb, sustained while bunting on Aug. 17.

• Fox Sports Kansas City, citing the Nielsen Co., said viewership for Royals cable telecasts reached an all-time high this year, up 13 percent over 2011. The 3.8 household rating surpasses the previous high of 3.4 in 2003, when the team was in first place as late as Aug. 29. Data dates to 1997.

• Outfielder Wil Myers, already Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year, also was picked as the top prospect in the Pacific Coast League by the publication. His Omaha teammate, pitcher Jake Odorizzi, was listed as No. 11 in the PCL.

• The Royals reinstated second baseman Chris Getz from the 15-day disabled list. He's recovering from a fractured left thumb, sustained while bunting on Aug. 17.

• Fox Sports Kansas City, citing the Nielsen Co., said viewership for Royals cable telecasts reached an all-time high this year, up 13 percent over 2011. The 3.8 household rating surpasses the previous high of 3.4 in 2003, when the team was in first place as late as Aug. 29. Data dates to 1997.