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 its 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. hes healthy. He looks like hes added some bulk, and looks like hes ready to go. I think that Johnny is ready to break out and be the player that hes always been in the minor leagues. I think thats going to be very, very interesting.