Royals place Chris Getz on DL

Updated: May 22, 2012, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Kansas City Royals placed second baseman Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a ribcage injury Tuesday and called up left-hander Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

Smith has been a starter in the minors, but Royals manager Ned Yost said he would provide protection as a long man out of the bullpen Tuesday night against the New York Yankees.

Getz has a bruised left ribcage and strained cartilage between his ribs, making it uncomfortable to breathe at times. He is ...

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