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12 Johnny Giavotella 2B
Height/Weight: 5-8/185 | Birthdate: 7/10/1987 | Birthplace: Metairie, LA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 12/3 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Angels' Johnny Giavotella having trouble seeing


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella is on the disabled list because he's had issues seeing, reports the Orange County Register. Giavotella has been seeing double, but he hopes the issue will be cleared up before the season ends so he can return. He was recently diagnosed with a cranial nerve condition, according to ESPN.com

"With this issue, it could last a couple of days to a couple of weeks. So I'm just being patient with it, just taking it a day at a time," Giavotella said. "I was concerned that it might be vertigo at first. It's nothing that they can go in there and fix. It just takes time for it to repair itself.


Angels unsure if Johnny Giavotella will return this season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella is not progressing well from his medical condition and the team is unsure if he can return this season, reports the Los Angeles Times. Giavotella was placed on the DL because of an illness.

Angels place Johnny Giavotella on DL, recall Drew Rucinski


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) The Angels placed second baseman Johnny Giavotella on the 15-day disabled list, and recalled relief pitcher Drew Rucinski from Triple-A on Tuesday, per the Orange County Register.

Giavotella had missed time as of late because he was dealing with the flu.


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella (illness) still sidelined on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella remains out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Giavotella is battling an illness that kept him away from the team on Friday, and he will now miss his second straight game. The illness does not seem serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list.

Grant Green, who was recalled prior to the game, will handle the second base duties and bat ninth on Saturday.


Angels' Johnny Giavotella gets first day off in nearly two months


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/21/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella is finally getting a day off, as he is being held out of Friday's starting lineup against the Blue Jays. Giavotella is apparently dealing with an illness which has forced him to return home, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Giavotella, who is in the midst of a bit of a breakout season, is batting just .211 (8 for 38) over his last 10 ballgames. Ryan Jackson will get the start at the keystone position on Friday.


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella begins July with four-game hit streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella has opened July with a four-game hit streak, as he went 2 for 5 with two RBI and two runs Sunday against the Rangers.

Giavotella had a sac fly in the second inning and an RBI single in the third. He also had his 13th double Sunday.

Giavotella is batting .368 (7 for 19) with two doubles, four RBI, two runs and two sac flies through four July games.


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella catching break Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) A mini-slump and 25 starts in the last 26 games has Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella on the bench Monday night against Seattle.

His replacement is Taylor Featherston.

Giavotella has just two hits in his last 20 at-bats.


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella slams third home run of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella hit his third home run of the season against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Giavotella went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in the third inning.

Giavotella boosted his batting average to .271 with the performance. He has three home runs and 22 RBI in 207 at-bats this season.


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella records three hits in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella had two hits in his previous five games prior to Thursday's 6-2 win over the Rays.

Giavotella went 3 for 5 in the game, boosting his batting average to .276 on the season with two home runs and 21 RBI in 185 at-bats.


Angels' Johnny Giavotella slugs second homer Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

Giavotella was able to increase his team's lead to 4-0 with his two-run shot in the fourth inning, but the Rays stormed back with five runs in the sixth. The second baseman has recorded a hit in five straight games, going 8 for 18 during that stretch. He has hit .285/.337/.382 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 165 at-bats.


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella notches two RBI in win over Tigers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella went 2 for 4 with two RBI in his team's 4-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

"Johnny went through a little soft spell a couple weeks ago, but he seems like he's getting big hit after big hit for us," manager Mike Scioscia said to MLB.com. "He stays within himself, a little contact hitter and puts the ball in play. He's gotten some big hits for us, no doubt."

The multi-hit performance was Giavotella's third in his last seven games -- he's hitting .375 with two RBI in that span.


Angels INF Grant Green gets start at second base Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Angels infielder Grant Green is getting the start at second base for Wednesday's contest with the Padres. Green was just recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday after starting the year with the big club.

"It’s nice," Green said, per the Orange County Register. "I feel comfortable there. I have felt comfortable there for a long time. It’s nice to get back in the infield and play kind of where I want to play."

Green is at the keystone position and batting ninth for manager Mike Scioscia, while Johnny Giavotella gets the day off. 


Collin Cowgill a late scratch from Angels' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup. He was replaced by Matt Joyce

Cowgill has been bothered by a sore back and was unable to complete pregame batting practice, per MLB.com.

Also, with a lefthander facing the Angels, second baseman Johnny Giavotella is out of the lineup for just the fourth time this season.

"He's been in the air a lot the last part of this little dry spell," manager Mike Scioscia said to the Orange County Register. "His game is really line drives, hard groundballs, working counts. I don't think there's pressing. I haven't seen his demeanor change or his game change. We're looking to get our offense deeper, and he’s an important guy to lengthen our lineup."

He's replaced by Taylor Featherston.


Angels give second baseman Johnny Giavotella a breather


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella is out of the starting lineup for the first time since April 25. Giavotella had started each of the last 21 games for manager Mike Scioscia, hitting a .247 clip with three doubles and eight RBI over that stretch.

Scioscia decided to give him a day off, however, and will give Taylor Featherston the start at the keystone position. Featherstone was also in the lineup at third base on Tuesday, and has just one hit in 16 at-bats this season. 


Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella making the most out of opportunity


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella has never had more than 181 at-bats in any single season. So far in 2015, he has 84, and is likely in line for many more this season. 

Giavotella has become the starting second baseman for manager Mike Scioscia, as he has started all but two of the team's 28 games this season. And he has rewarded his skipper's faith by hitting a clean .286 with 12 RBI, including a walk-off double in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Mariners. It was his fifth game-winning RBI of the season.

"He's just a tough out," Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "He's been a tough out his whole life, at every level in the Minor Leagues. Now he's getting an opportunity in the big leagues, and he's shown that he gives a tough at-bat every time. It's important to our club. We talk about the guys that we need to get into their game, but Johnny Giavotella has been one of the bright spots."

As long as he stays healthy and productive, Giavotella should easily surpass his career-high of 181 at-bats, among other offensive categories.


Angels' Johnny Giavotella hits walk-off double Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella drove in the winning run during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.

With the game tied at 3-3 in bottom of the ninth inning, Giavotella hit a double to drive in Erick Aybar for the game-winning run. The double was Giavotella's only hit in four at-bats during the game. He has now hit safely in three-consecutive games.


Angels' Joyce, Giavotella swap places in batting order Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia swapped left fielder Matt Joyce and second baseman Johnny Giavotella in the batting order for Monday's game against the Mariners. Giavotella hit sixth, while Joyce, who has just one hit in 21 career at-bats against the M's starter Felix Hernandez, is now batting seventh.

Joyce is also struggling at the plate recently. He has just four hits in his last 10 games and only one RBI. Giavotella, meanwhile, has been a bit of a sparkplug for the Angels. He's hitting .250 (8 for 32) with three RBI over his last 10 games. 


Albert Pujols (hamstring) returns to Angels' lineup on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) First baseman Albert Pujols (hamstring) will return to the Angels' lineup Saturday in San Fransico after missing two games with a hamstring issue.

Pujols exited Wednesday's game with the injury and sat out Thursday's and Friday's contest.

The move will shift center fielder Mike Trout back to the second spot in the lineup while Kole Calhoun stays in the cleanup role.

During Pujols' two-game absence, second baseman Johnny Giavotella moved from ninth to leadoff but will bat seventh on Saturday for the first time this season.

Angels shuffle lineup, moving red-hot Kole Calhoun to cleanup spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) With Albert Pujols sidelined Thursday, the Angels moved Kole Calhoun to the cleanup spot, according to MLB.com. Mike Trout was moved from second to third, while Erick Aybar was inserted to the leadoff spot, with Johnny Giavotella moving from ninth to second.

Calhoun, who was the team's leadoff hitter 17 of the first 21 games, is hitting .406 (13 for 32) with six runs scored, two homers, five RBI four walks and six strikeouts over his last his last eight games, raising his batting average from .222 to .309 over that span.


Angels' Grant Green starting at second base Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The Angels will start Grant Green at second base Saturday, giving Johnny Giavotella just his second day off of the season, the team announced.

Green, who was called up by Los Angeles Friday, lost out on the position battle in spring training to Giavotella and is hitting .328 with four doubles and three triples in 61 at-bats so far this season for Triple-A. 

Also in the starting lineup Saturday is Matt Joyce and Drew Butera, giving Collin Cowgill and Chris Iannetta the day off. The Angels are currently the favorites Saturday (-160) against the Rangers.


'Babe' Giavotella continues to tear it up for Angels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella has never caused pitchers to tremble on the mound. His batting average peaked at .247 in 2011 and has dropped every year since.

But he sure has been hot to start this season.

Giavotella continued to rake Tuesday night in a thrashing of Oakland. He ripped a three-run homer off Drew Pomeranz in the second inning and added a run-scoring single in the sixth before crossing the plate himself. He finished with a career-high four RBI and now boasts a fine slash line of ..317/.383/.439.


Angels' Johnny Giavotella doing damage from No. 9 spot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak that has boosted his season line to .314/.359/.371 in 35 at-bats.

Batting in the No. 9 spot in six straight games over the last week, the second baseman has been able to find some offense, going 7 for 19 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs. He's rewarded manager Mike Scioscia's decision to give him the starting job over Josh Rutledge before the season so far.


Angels' Kole Calhoun not in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.

Calhoun went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBI Saturday. The Angels will use shortstop Erick Aybar as the leadoff man with Calhoun on the bench, and Collin Cowgill will play right field and bat seventh Sunday. The Angels are also starting Taylor Featherston over Johnny Giavotella at second base.

The Angels are favorites (-115) against the Royals Sunday.


Johnny Giavotella hopes to make better impression with Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella is hoping to make a better impression with his new club than he did with the Royals, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Giavotella, who was acquired by the Angels from the Royals in exchange for right-hander Brian Broderick this offseason, beat out Grant Green and Josh Rutledge for the second base job. He is hitting .444/.500/.444 through three games. He entered 2015 with a .238 average in 125 big-league games.

"Any time you're called up to the big leagues, it's an opportunity to show them what you can do at this level," Giavotella said. "If it's 10 at-bats or 100 at-bats, you have to utilize that to your advantage.

"Unfortunately, in Kansas City, I don't think I made a big enough impression for them to feel confident enough to put me in the lineup every day at second base, so they chose to go with other guys."


Giavotella wins Angels' second base job over Green, Rutledge


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Johnny Giavotella was awarded the starting second base job after the Angels optioned infielders Grant Green and Josh Rutledge down to Triple-A Salt Lake following Friday's exhibition game against the Dodgers, according to the Orange County Register.

Giavotella hit .315 (17 for 54) with one home run and seven RBI in 25 spring training games. He has slashed .238/.277/.334 over 437 big-league at-bats.