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Johnny Giavotella | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Johnny Giavotella belted his third home run of the season as the Angels throttled the Diamondbacks 7-1 on Thursday.
He also added a single in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5. He and teammate Taylor Featherston each went deep in the second inning to give the Angels an early 2-0 lead and they wouldn't look back. Giavotella has done a nice job at the dish thus far, slashing .271/.328/.367 with three long balls and 22 RBI. Jun 18 - 6:28 PM

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Johnny Giavotella delivered a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning on Sunday, breaking a 2-2 tie and propelling the Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Tigers and a completion of their four-game series sweep.

David Price had held the Angels down most of the night, but left the bases loaded in the eighth inning and Joba Chamberlain was unable to put out the fire. Giavotella also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. With the two-hit effort, he's now slashing .265/.322/.348 with 17 RBI on the year.
May 31 - 11:34 PM

Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

Giavotella has cooled off considerably after a hot first month and will take a seat against Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner. Grant Green is at second base.
May 27 - 5:20 PM

Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Giavotella is in the midst of a 3-for-31 slump at the plate. Taylor Featherston is handling second base.
May 24 - 10:33 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian