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Blue Jays Sign Chris Getz to a Minor League Contract

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The Jays have signed Chris Getz to a minor league contract with a spring training invite. Getz is 30 and has played in the AL for the last 6 seasons, with the White Sox and the Royals. Here are his career numbers:

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2008 24 CHW 10 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 50
2009 25 CHW 107 375 49 98 18 4 2 31 25 2 30 54 .261 .324 .347 .670 73
2010 26 KCR 72 224 23 53 9 0 0 18 15 2 19 28 .237 .302 .277 .579 61
2011 27 KCR 118 380 50 97 6 3 0 26 21 7 30 45 .255 .313 .287 .600 68
2012 28 KCR 64 189 22 52 10 3 0 17 9 3 11 17 .275 .312 .360 .672 83
2013 29 KCR 78 209 29 46 6 1 1 18 16 3 20 24 .220 .288 .273 .561 55
6 Yrs 449 1384 175 348 49 11 3 111 87 18 110 169 .251 .310 .309 .619 68
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/16/2014.

Chris was a 4th round draft pick by the White Sox, back in 2005. He had been a pretty reasonable prospect at one point. He gives us some more depth at 2B, a left-handed bat, he has a little speed with 62 career stolen bases and is ok defensively. Fangraphs has him at a 2.1 UZR/150 career at second base, though last year he had a 7.5 UZR/150 in 541 innings at second base.

He's not the second baseman I would have wanted, but he gives us some more depth and will be a good player for the Bisons. As a left-handed bat, he'll could batter Goins for a share of the second base job this season. Alex, could we get a real second baseman?

Who says the Jays aren't making news this off-season?

Of course, there was this: