MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have placed infielder Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.
The move was announced Thursday but is retroactive to Sunday. Getz is hitting .209 with one home run and 14 RBIs this season.
Putting Getz on the DL allowed the Royals to make room on the roster for outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was acquired from the Houston Astros in a deadline deal Wednesday. Maxwell hit .241 with two homers and nine RBIs for the Astros.
Manager Ned Yost is wasting little time getting him in the mix. Maxwell started in right field in the series finale against Minnesota on Thursday afternoon.
Chiefs sign CB McIlwain, OT Tepper for camp
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Kamaal McIlwain and offensive tackle Mike Tepper to provide some depth during training camp.
McIlwain entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons in 2011. He spent his rookie year on the Saints' practice squad before being released last year, and then signed with the Panthers, where he spent time on their practice squad.
The Chiefs are mostly set in the defensive backfield, though they did lose rookie safety Sanders Commings to a broken collarbone on the first day of camp.
The 6-foot-6, 354-pound Tepper has bounced through Dallas and Indianapolis, where he played in six games and made four starts last season.
St. Louis-area native brings Stanley Cup home
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — The Stanley Cup has finally made it to the St. Louis area.
The St. Louis Blues have been around for more than four decades and never won the National Hockey League title. This past season, their rivals did, the Chicago Blackhawks.
St. Charles, Mo., native Brandon Bollig is part of that Stanley Cup-winning team. On Wednesday, he brought the trophy home. It was on display for a couple of hours at the Rec-Plex recreation center in St. Peters.
It's a tradition for players on the winning team to take turns sharing time with the Stanley Cup.