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Orioles bring back Andino on minor league deal - School of Roch

The need for improved infield depth has led the Orioles back to Robert Andino. Remember him? The Orioles have confirmed the signings of Andino and Johnny Giavotella to minor league deals. The Giavotella signing was reported last week. Both players will receive invitations to spring training. Andino appeared in 360 ... Read More
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Giavotella to minor league deal - School of Roch

Manager Buck Showalter wants more infield depth in the minors, especially in the middle, and the Orioles made a move today to address the need. The Orioles signed second baseman Johnny Giavotella to a minor league deal after the Angels outrighted him in August and non-tendered him three months later. ... Read More
21 days ago  |  Discuss

'Very frustrating' fourth nerve palsy sidelining Angels' Giavotella

The Los Angeles Angels have been without infielder Johnny Giavotella for a couple of weeks as he dealt with a 'personal medical situation'. Over the weekend, it was officially announced that Giavotella was dealing with fourth nerve palsy, a condition that causes him to see double whenever he looks down or to the left. Obviously, this has seriously hampered his ability to play and...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

'Personal medical situation' expected to sideline Angels' Giavotella until early September

Los Angeles Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella had been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and on Tuesday the club placed him on the 15-day disabled list as a result.The reasoning was officially cited as a 'personal medical condition', an intentionally vague description that falls within MLB's rules pertaining to non-baseball related medical situations. To fill Giavotella's...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Johnny Giavotella’s start sustainable?

When the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals consummated a trade last December, Johnny Giavotella was shipped west and the Angels fanbase had little idea what to expect out of such a diminutive second baseman. The team had traded away Howie Kendrick to the Los Angels Dodgers a week earlier and needed someone to step into the void that Kendrick’s trade had created. Little...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

I believe in Johnny Giavotella

I believe in Johnny Giavotella. I don’t mean that in the “I believe in the Easter Bunny” sense of believing. I’m like 95% sure that the magical Cajun elf called Giavotella actually exists. What’s far less certain is whether or not he’s actually as good as his early season performance indicates. There is definitely plenty of reasons to doubt that his strong start is...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella somehow went from being the detritus of the Royals farm system to the presumptive starter at second base for the Angels. Can the Halos help him finally realize his potential or did Kansas City jettison Giavotella for good reason?   AVG OBP ISO K% BB% SB WAR 2014 Actual.216.268.10812.2%2.4%00.1 Steamer.261.313.10111.8%6.6%40.6 ZiPS.254.304.09912.6...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Giavotella, complete signing of Baldoquin

The December 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Giavotella, complete signing of Baldoquin and much more… The Story: The Angels acquire 2B Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals.The Monkey Says: Giavotella is a former top second base prospect whose bat never translated to the majors and struggles defensively. Apparently...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Attention, Johnny G fan club: Giavotella recalled from Omaha; Royals go without a lefty in 'pen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Johnny Giavotella fan club can rejoice. At least for a few days. Giavotella, popular to a certain segment of the fan base, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and immediately inserted into the second spot in the lineup as the starting second baseman. But caution: Giavotella's stay likely will be brief. Giavotella probably will be with the club for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Omar Infante edition

Second baseman Omar Infante would be a great addition to the Royals in 2014.( The Kansas City Royals have had a relatively quite offseason up to this point. The most noise that has come out of Kansas City was the potential signing of Carlos Beltran, but failed to as he signed with the Yankees. It’s time to make a splash though, and second base seems to be the spot that...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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