• Chris Getz entered in the ninth inning of Monday's game as a pinch-runner, his first game action since Sept. 3. In between, Getz dealt with concussion-like symptoms, but he passed the necessary tests and is healthy now.
"You do the best you can to keep the game under control," Getz said about adjusting to game action after being away from it. "But there's nothing that simulates a game like the game. Whether it's in your early work, your batting practice, you try to kind of up your intensity so it's not such a difference when you enter the game. So it is, yeah, I think it's a battle for any guy that hasn't played in awhile, but that's part of the gig. That's part of our job."
• Thursday's off-day marks the end of a 44-day stretch in which the Royals will have played 44 games.
"A real good time would have been about a week ago, but it's coming when it comes," Yost said.
The club had an off-day on Aug. 19, but a doubleheader on Aug. 16. And on Aug. 26, the Royals played a makeup game against Tampa Bay. Through the first 42 of those 44 games, Kansas City went 24-18.
"We've done really well through it, too," Yost said. "That's a very grueling, grinding stretch, 44 games in 44 days."
Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.