Where in the world is Chris Getz?
That’s a good question.
The 24-year old second baseman was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday and he cleared waivers on Wednesday.
That meant he was outrighted to the Buffalo Bisons.
But he’s not in Buffalo.
“Rumor has it he’s retired,” Bisons manager Gary Allenson said Thursday evening after the team’s doubleheader with Gwinnett was postponed due to rain.
“I have not personally heard from him. Just the rumor around the clubhouse is he’s had enough and he’s going home.”
Getz played in 18 games for Buffalo this season, hitting .309 at the time Toronto selected his contract on April 29. He played 10 games with the Blue Jays, going just 4-for-25 (.160).
A native of Grosse Point, Mich., Getz played one season at Wake Forest and two at Michigan. He left college in 2005 after he was drafted in the fourth round by the White Sox.
He played 107 games with the White Sox in 2009 and 118 with the Kansas City Royals in 2011. For the last three seasons he has split his time between the big leagues and Triple-A.
“You know he’s been playing baseball most of his life,” Allenson said. “When you’re away from it a little bit, you kinda get the itch. Hopefully he comes to his senses at least as far as I’m concerned.”
Thursday’s washout means the Bisons lose one game on the schedule. Buffalo and Gwinnett wrap up their season series tonight with two seven-inning games.
Gates open at 4:30 for the single-admission doubleheader with the first game set for 5.05 p.m.
Another day, another set of roster moves.
The Blue Jays recalled outfielder Anthony Gose after placing Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list with hamstring tightness.
Gose and fellow former Bison Kevin Pillar will likely both see time in the Toronto outfield over the next few games.
Meanwhile the Bisons placed starting pitcher Sean Nolin on the disabled list with a left groin strain. The move is retroactive to May 14.
“He had an issue with that a couple years ago, I guess, so we’re just going to play that by ear,” Allenson said. “I’m sure they’re going to be very careful with it. ... They’re going to make sure he’s 100 percent when he’s ready.”
Nolin is 2-2 in seven starts for the Herd with a 2.70 ERA. In 40 innings, Nolin has allowed just 35 hits with 34 strikeouts and 16 walks.
Chad Jenkins will take Nolin’s spot in the starting rotation after he was optioned to Buffalo on Wednesday.
The scheduled rotation remains the same with Ricky Romero (0-1, 6.00 ERA) set for Game 1 today with Kyle Drabek (3-2, 4.04) in Game 2.
Liam Hendriks (5-0, 1.51) is scheduled to start on Saturday with Sean Hill (0-1, 7.50) going on Sunday.
Saturday’s game at Coca-Cola Field will celebrate Armed Forces Day and begin with on-field ceremonies at 3:30 p.m.
More than 50 local area veterans will unveil the American flag in the outfield while WYRK radio host Clay Moden will announce the first Frank Money Armed Forces Tribute Awards.
The honors will be given to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or who have worked to support veterans.
Color guards scheduled to take part in the ceremony include Air Force (914 AW), Navy, Marine Corps, Army JROTC, Coast Guard, USS The Sullivans Sea Cadets, South Towns Squadron Civil Air Patrol, Iroquois Indian Post, West Seneca American Legion Post and the United Veterans.
The Bisons will wear special camouflage caps, with several of them to be autographed for an in-game raffle to support the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
Special $10 tickets, which benefit the park, can be purchased in advance up to 5 p.m. today. Call the box office (846-2040) or visit bisons.com for more details.
The Bisons announced that their June 22 game with the Rochester Red Wings will be “Reach for the Stars” Learning Disabilities Awareness Day at Coca-Cola Field.
Tickets purchased through the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York for $10 will benefit the organization that works to educate and empower people with learning and developmental disabilities.
To purchase the $10 tickets, fans should visit LD of WNY’s main office at 2555 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore or call 874-7200.
The Bisons announced a new promotion with local CITGO marketer Goetz Energy Corporation with “CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays.”
At every Wednesday home game, Goetz Energy will recognize a “CITGO Fueling Good Group of the Game.”
Non-profit organizations in Western New York have a chance to be named the group of the game and win 100 free tickets to a Bisons game by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the group of the game, Bisons fans can get $3 off tickets at the box office for showing a CITGO credit card or a receipt from any independent CITGO dealer.