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9 Johnny Giavotella 2B
Height/Weight: 5-8/181 | Birthdate: 7/10/1987 | Birthplace: Metairie, LA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 368.00
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Johnny Giavotella heading back to the minors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) The Royals have optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella to the minors Tuesday.

Giavotella hit .176 over 34 at-bats in the majors. The club opted to call up Francisco Pena to take his place. 


Johnny Giavotella cracks three-run shot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella smashed a three-run, seventh-inning homer that lifted Kansas City to a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Sunday. It was Giavotella's first homer since being called up last week, and it traveled 393 feet.

Giavotella went 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI and has upped his average to .214.


Royals send down reliever for infield help


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) The Royals recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha Friday, using the roster spot cleared by Michael Mariot's option to Omaha.

Mariot had a 5.91 ERA in 10 2/3 innings for the Royals.  


Johnny Giavotella optioned to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) The Royals optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha Saturday.

Giavotella was brought up after second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the face by a pitch, but with Infante playing Friday after a few days off, Giavotella will be sent back down. He went 1 for 3 and recorded one RBI on a sacrifice fly in his only appearance with the Royals.


Johnny Giavotella up and starting for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) The loss of second baseman Omar Infante to a sprained jaw has prompted the Royals to promote Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha. Giovatella is set to start at second base Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

Royals option Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Royals optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha Tuesday.

Giavotella turned in an excellent spring campaign, hitting .341/.391/.585 with one home run and seven RBI in 41 at-bats. The transaction could mean that Royals are optimistic Omar Infante's elbow injury won't linger into the regular season.


Johnny Giavotella in the lineup Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella is in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Giavotella will replace Chris Getz at second. Giavotella is hitting .206/.289/.265 in just 34 at-bats. 


Royals make flurry of roster moves Tuesday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) The Kansas City Royals promoted the following six players to the roster Tuesday before a game against Seattle, the Kansas City Star reports. 

As expected, Louis Coleman and Wade Davis have rejoined the bullpen from Class A Wilmington. The Royals also promoted for Triple-A Omaha players as infielder Johnny Giavotella and reliever Donnie Joseph were recalled and Carlos Pena and Pedro Ciriaco had their contracts purchased. 

Kansas City cleared space on the 40-man roster by moving pitcher Noel Arguelles to the 60-day disabled list and designating infielder Edinson Rincon for assignment. Rincon was at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. 


Johnny Giavotella could return to Triple-A action Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) Royals infielder Johnny Giavotella is tentatively scheduled to rejoin the Triple-A Omaha lineup Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports. Giavotella, who has been out since July 23 with a hip injury, was just 1 for 6 in two games after joining Omaha before going on the disabled list.

Johnny Giavotella will have an MRI Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella has not played at Triple-A since Tuesday due to a hip injury. Giavotella was demoted to Triple-A Omaha last week after hitting .206 in 34 at-bats in the majors. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, Omaha.com reports. 

Royals option Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) The Royals optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha Thursday. He is likely to be replaced by infielder Chris Getz, who is expected to be recalled Friday.

Giavotella has hit .206/.289/.265 with four RBI in 34 at-bats.


Royals want to 'believe' in Johnny Giavotella


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2013) Royals manager Ned Yost has made it apparent he's going to give Johnny Giavotella a fair shot to emerge as the team's regular second baseman. But he stressed it's up to Giavotella to earn his spot in the lineup.

"I want to give him a real look but, in order to have a real look, you've got to hit," Yost said Sunday, per MLB.com. "He's always hit in the minor leagues, so that always gives you a reason to believe."


Johnny Giavotella hot out of the gates


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) The Royals are expected to give Johnny Giavotella a chance to earn the everyday second base gig. He took a step in the right direction Sunday in Minnesota. 

Having just been recalled, Giavotella started Sunday and went 3 for 4 in the 9-8 win. He drove in two runs in his first game of the season for the Royals. He had an infield RBI single in the third inning and an RBI single in the fourth. 


Johnny Giavotella returning to Royals


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2013) The Royals recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha Saturday, after designating outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment. 

Giavotella has hit .242 in 359 at-bats for the Royals in 2011 and 2012, but was hitting .289 with an .801 OPS at Triple-A prior to his call-up. 


Johnny Giavotella optioned to Triple-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2013) The Royals optioned infielder Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, reports MLB.com.

Giavotella, who was hitting .267 on the spring with a homer, 11 RBI and eight strikeouts, was battling for the second base job but appears he's lost out to Chris Getz.

Giavotella has one man to beat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2013) Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Saturday that the second base job is basically a two-man battle between Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella, reports the Kansas City Star. All other players in camp are vying for utility spots.

Giavotella 'ready to break out'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2013) Royals infielders Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella will battle for the starting job at second base this spring and manager Ned Yost can't wait for the competition to begin, according to the The Kansas City Star. “I think it’s really going to be interesting, the competition at second base between Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella,” Yost said. “I think both guys are ready for the competition. Chris Getz looks tremendous. he’s healthy. He looks like he’s added some bulk, and looks like he’s ready to go. I think that Johnny is ready to break out and be the player that he’s always been in the minor leagues. I think that’s going to be very, very interesting.”