Source: Kansas City Star
Dropping Alex Gordon in the lineup created revolving door in the leadoff spot.
Second baseman Chris Getz got the call Friday night primarily because he'd has a history of success against Chris Sale, going six for 11 with two strikeouts in prior meetings.
But Getz won't fill that role again after he left the series-opener with the White Sox in the fifth inning after breaking his left thumb on a bunt attempt against Sale, a second-year left-hander and Cy Young Award candidate.
Getz remained in the game to finish the at-bat, striking out to end an 0-for-3 night at the plate, but was replaced in the top of the sixth inning when the Royals went out on defense.
The Royals announced that Getz would miss the rest of the season. He is scheduled to have KU Medical Center's Bruce Toby surgically repair the thumb Saturday.
Utility infielder Tony Abreu, who started at third base, shifted to second and regular third baseman Mike Moustakas came off the bench.
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