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Royals option Johnny Giavotella

Updated: July 18, 2013, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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 ...

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