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Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher, right, slides safely as the ball gets past Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella, left, during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Umpire Lance Barksdale, back, makes the call. Swisher doubled on the play. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher, right, slides safely as the ball gets past Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella, left, during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Umpire Lance Barksdale, back, makes the call. Swisher doubled on the play. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals placed infielder Chris Getz and reliever Kelvin Herrera on the taxi squad Thursday in anticipation of recalling them Friday, and optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

The club also assigned infielder Pedro Ciriaco, claimed off waivers Tuesday from San Diego, to Omaha.

Getz opened the season as the Royals’ starting second baseman, but was optioned to Omaha on June 22. He has a .214 average in 47 games for Kansas City this season with five doubles, a homer and four stolen bases.

Herrera was optioned to Omaha on June 25. The right-hander is 3-5 with a 5.20 ERA in 29 appearances with the Royals this season.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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