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Johnny Giavotella | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.
Giavotella has hit just .207/.242/.241 in May after a hot April and is getting a day off. Taylor Featherston is handling second base. May 20 - 3:56 PM

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Johnny Giavotella is batting second for the Angels on Thursday afternoon against the A's.

A well-deserved bump for Giavotella, who had hit ninth in all 19 of his previous starts this season. The 27-year-old second baseman is batting .317/.373/.417 in 68 plate appearances and makes for an attractive play in daily games in front of Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun.
Apr 30 - 1:01 PM

Johnny Giavotella cranked a three-run home run as the Angels skated to victory on Tuesday versus the Athletics.

Giavotella, who went 2-for-3 with a walk on the evening, put the Angels up 3-0 with a second-inning blast off of Drew Pomeranz. He added an RBI single to kickstart a six-run sixth inning. The 27-year-old is getting a chance to prove himself with regular work at second base for the Halos and is off to a good start, batting .317/.383/.439 with one home run and seven RBI.
Apr 22 - 1:34 AM

Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the Angels' rout of the Rangers on Wednesday.

Giavotella's two-run single in the top of the second inning opened the floodgates for the Angels, who scored a total of six runs in that frame and 10 total runs on the day. The 27-year-old had a really good showing this spring in the Cactus League and is now firmly establishing himself as Anaheim's starting second baseman.
Apr 15 - 5:26 PM

With Josh Rutledge optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, Johnny Giavotella will begin the season as the team's starter at second base.

The 27-year-old had a terrific Cactus League season, hitting .308/.368/.538 with a homer, seven RBI and a stolen base in 52 at-bats. He's worth a look as a middle infield option in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 4 - 11:06 AM's Alden Gonzalez writes of Johnny Giavotella that the Angels' second base job is "pretty much his, for now."

Josh Rutledge entered camp as the presumed favorite for the gig, but Giavotella has outplayed him this spring by batting .343 to this point. The former Royals' prospect has always hit in the minors but has been dinged for his defense and was never given a real shot in Kansas City. He could have some AL-only league value.
Mar 26 - 8:39 PM

Johnny Giavotella (thumb) will play in the Angels' Cactus League game Sunday.

That's good news on Giavotella, who had X-rays taken on his hand after injuring it during Friday's game. Giavotella will play the second half of Sunday's tilt. The infielder is battling with Josh Rutledge, who will also play Sunday, for the Angels' starting second base job.
Mar 22 - 12:49 PM

Johnny Giavotella is having precautionary X-rays taken of his hand to rule out a potential fracture.

Giavotella injured his hand while sliding in Friday's Cactus League game and the team wants to make sure that no serious damage was done. The 27-year-old has impressed thus far in Angels camp, hitting .280/.357/.600 with a homer and three RBI in his first 25 at-bats.
Mar 21 - 3:47 PM

Angels acquired 2B Johnny Giavotella from the Royals in exchange for RHP Brian Broderick.

Giavotella had been designated for assignment on Thursday. The Angels plan to go with Josh Rutledge at second base after trading away Howie Kendrick, but Giavotella isn't a bad insurance option. The 27-year-old never received a long-term look with the Royals but is a career .305/.378/.438 hitter in the minors.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Royals designated INF Johnny Giavotella for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Kris Medlen on the 40-man roster. Giavotella was once considered a promising prospect with the Royals, but he owns a .238/.277/.334 batting line over 465 plate appearances in the majors and turns 28 next July.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Royals recalled INF Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.

Giavotella will give the Royals some additional infield depth for the final month of the regular season. He is a .235/.273/.329 career hitter in the major leagues.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Royals optioned INF Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals have called up catcher Francisco Pena as some insurance while Salvador Perez nurses a hand injury. Giavotella is hitting .176 (6-for-34) with one home run and five RBI at the major league level this year.
Tue, May 20, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Johnny Giavotella went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run against the Mariners on Sunday.

Giavotella also walked and scored in the game. But the big hit came in the seventh inning, as Giavotella took reliever Danny Farquhar deep to give the Royals the lead. It was his first home run in 14 at-bats this season.
Sun, May 11, 2014 09:14:00 PM

Royals recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll give the Royals some second base depth while Omar Infante (back) is banged up. Giavotella's stay could be short, as Infante is not expected to need a trip to the DL.
Fri, May 9, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals plan to promote Johnny Giavotella prior to Friday's game.

He'll provide some infield depth while Omar Infante (back) is banged up. Infante is not expected to need a trip to the DL, so Giavotella's stay could be a short one.
Fri, May 9, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2Marc Krauss
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano