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Royals baseball operations assistant Chris Getz hired by White Sox as director of player development

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore visited with Baseball Operations Assistant/Player Development Chris Getz at spring training this year.
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore visited with Baseball Operations Assistant/Player Development Chris Getz at spring training this year. jsleezer@kcstar.com

The Chicago White Sox on Friday announced that it had hired Chris Getz as the director of player development.

For the past two seasons, Getz had been a baseball operations assistant for player development for the Royals. He assisted in minor-leage operations and player personnel decisions.

“The director of player development is an important role, and the health of the minor-league system is vital for major-league success,” Getz told the Chicago Tribune. “I look forward to putting my all into making the White Sox a strong and winning organization.”

Getz, 33, who played for the Royals, White Sox and Blue Jays, retired after playing 10 games in the 2014 season, and joined the Royals’ front office in November 2014.

Nick Capra had been the White Sox director of player development, but he will be Chicago’s third-base coach next season.

In four seasons with the Royals from 2010-13, Getz had a triple slash line of .248/.305/.295 with 61 stolen bases and 124 runs scored in 332 games (1,124 plate appearances).

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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