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Johnny Giavotella | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 184
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 1 - 2:11 PM

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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.
May 20 - 3:04 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.
May 11 - 9:14 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.
May 9 - 5:46 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.
May 9 - 4:48 PM

Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.

It was a very brief stay with the big league club for Giavotella, as he was merely an insurance policy in case Omar Infante was forced to miss any time. He'll continue to function as organizational depth at Triple-A.
Apr 12 - 12:56 PM

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

Giavotella will provide some help at second base while Omar Infante (jaw) recovers. He's at the keystone and hitting second Wednesday versus the Rays. Giavotella is a career .240/.278/.335 hitter over 424 plate appearances at the major league level.
Apr 9 - 11:08 AM

Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.

Giavotella wasn't going to win a starting job with Omar Infante around, and the Royals decided they'd rather have him starting at Triple-A than as a bench option in the majors. He hit .341/.391/.585 with a home run in 21 games this spring.
Mar 25 - 9:06 PM

Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI against the Cubs on Saturday.

Giavotella hit his first spring homer off Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija in the third inning. The second baseman won’t be the Royals’ starter with Omar Infante in town, but Giavotella could win a bench job with a strong spring. He’s batting .333 through 27 Cactus League at-bats.
Mar 15 - 7:11 PM

Royals recalled INF Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.

Giavotella batted only .206/.289/.265 over 10 contests in a truncated second base audition earlier this summer. Kansas City has fallen all over themselves trying to keep Giavotella out of the lineup, marching out the likes of Chris Getz, Emilio Bonifacio, Jamey Carroll, Elliot Johnson and Miguel Tejada at second. The 26-year-old Giavotella posted a .777 OPS at Triple-A in 2013, exactly 100 points less than he accrued last season at the same level.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Johnny Giavotella (hip) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

Giavotella was optioned to Triple-A Omaha last week, but hasn't played since Tuesday due to a hip injury. The results of the MRI will determine whether or not he'll be placed on the disabled list.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 08:28:00 PM

Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.

Giavotella was recalled less than three weeks ago and installed at second base, but he batted only .206/.289/.265 over 10 contests. It's a little surprising that the Royals didn't give him a longer audition, but it appears that they'll go to a combination of Chris Getz, Elliot Johnson and Miguel Tejada at second.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 06:21:00 PM

Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-4 with two RBI in his first game back with the Royals on Sunday.

Giavotella was finally promoted from Triple-A Omaha this weekend and will serve as Kansas City's starting second baseman going forward. The 25-year-old was hitting .289/.376/.425 with seven homers and seven stolen bases through 77 games at the Triple-A level before his promotion and is worth scooping up in mixed leagues.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Royals recalled INF Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.

The 25-year-old was hitting .289/.376/.425 with seven home runs and seven stolen bases in 77 games for Omaha. He will serve as the Royals' regular second baseman and could hold some value in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.

The writing was on the wall after Giavotella batted just .267 in 21 games this spring. Chris Getz will open the season as the Royals' starting second baseman.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar