Blue Jays sign Chris Getz

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Non-tendered by the Royals last month after four seasons in Kansas City, second baseman Chris Getz has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays.

He’ll get an invitation to spring training and compete for a job, with a starting spot within the realm of possibility.

Getz hit just .248 with one homer and a .601 OPS in 332 games for the Royals.

Nationals place Anthony Rendon on disabled list

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The Nationals announced that third baseman Anthony Rendon has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, with a toe contusion. Pitcher Austin Adams was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

Rendon fouled a pitch off of his foot on April 13 in a game against the Rockies. The Nationals were hoping he wouldn’t need to go on the disabled list, which is why he was day-to-day for a week and a half. Unfortunately, Rendon’s stint on the DL can only be backdated to Thursday, so he won’t be eligible to return until this weekend.

Rendon, 27, is hitting .286/.355/.411 with a home run and four RBI in 62 plate appearances so far this season. Wilmer Difo has been handling third base while Rendon has been out and figures to continue doing so for the next week or so.