Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

This article was printed from, originally published .

Read more news at:

Getz feeling good despite sprained left knee

Royals second baseman exits in fifth inning during Saturday's win

KANSAS CITY -- Royals second baseman Chris Getz, playing for just the second time since being recalled from Triple-A Omaha, left Saturday night's 6-5 win over the Tigers with a knee injury in the fifth inning.

The club announced that Getz sustained a mild medial sprain of the left knee, but initial indications were that the injury would not put him on the disabled list.

View Full Game Coverage

"I feel pretty good," Getz said, watching a TV replay of the incident. "It tested out pretty good so far. There's a little bit of soreness but, for the most part, I'm in a good place. I feel good about it."

Getz twisted the knee as he tried to catch a sharply hit ball by the Tigers' Prince Fielder. Getz sprawled on the outfield grass in pain while trainers tended to him. After a few minutes, he was helped up and was able to walk slowly off the field.

"It was an awkward play and I was in an awkward position. And, mentally, you kind of go into shock -- what just happened there?" Getz said.

The ball went past Getz for a one-out single which led to a two-run inning for the Tigers.

Getz was replaced by Elliot Johnson.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for

Kansas City Royals, Chris Getz, Elliot Johnson