Royals Roster Move: Danny Duffy Called Up, Giavotella Optioned

The Kansas City Royals continued their run of early season roster moves by supplementing their bullpen by calling up Danny Duffy to serve as the left-hander out there and sending second baseman Johnny Giavotella to Omaha. Giavotella was called up before Wednesday's game to handle second base while Omar Infante was recovering from being hit in the jaw by a pitch from Heath Bell...
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  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

The Twitter world rejoices in Giavotella being a Royal again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Few Royals players have been shown as much love in the social media world as the Royals' Johnny Giavotella. As the undisputed fan favorite to win the second-base job the past two years, Giavotella admits he is sometimes a little awed by the way fans have campaigned for him on Twitter. But in the end, he certainly doesn't mind, because he's a big fan...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur DFA’d, 2B Johnny Giavotella recalled from AAA

by John Viril— The Kansas City Royals designated RF Jeff Francoeur for assignment after Saturday night’s 6-2 loss to the Twins. The Royals also recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Omaha to take his spot on the roster. The Royals have finally made a long-awaited move to improve the offensive capabilities of their club. Francoeur’s play imploded after his outstanding 2011 campaign...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Giavotella hoping to ride Hot Streak to Kansas City

by John Viril— Don’t look now, but forgotten prospect Johnny Giavotella is looking to walk his way back to KC. Largely written off by fans after a horrendous May in which he hit .244 with an OPS of .686, Giavotella has turned things around in June with a tidy .321/.465/.346 line. That’s not a mirage people, Johnny’s .811 OPS is driven by a slugging percentage that’s more...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Giavotella’s Big Chance

by John Viril— Omaha 2B Johnny Giavotella is running out of time. He’s been crushing AAA for his third straight season (currently .323/.391/.471). He’s had three trials in Kansas City over the last 2 seasons. He’ll turn 26 on July 10. Johnny Giavotella still hasn’t established himself as a major league player. Instead, his repeated failure to hit in Kansas City makes him...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Multi-team trade looming for Kansas City Royals?

This guest post stems from a conversation that began on Twitter when @CrownCrazed asked the question "Why is everyone so upset Johnny Giavotella will not be the every day starter?  I am upset Christian Colon is not yet in the majors. He was supposed to be on the fast track"Here is the Twitter conversation that preceded this email from Matt, which we have transformed...
Via Crown Crazed
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Giovotella wants to help Royals win

The conventional wisdom has been that when Royals prospect Johnny Giavotella was going to get promoted from Triple-A Omaha this season, he would then become the full-time starter at second base. The organizational philosophy is simple: It's better for Giavotella to get his at-bats and work on his defense at Omaha rather than sit at the big-league level. Well, interestingly...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

For now, Johnny G must wait at Omaha

For now, Royals second base prospect Johnny Giavotella must wait. And it may be a long, long wait. Giavotella had far higher expectations than spending 2012 back at Triple-A Omaha. He came up to the Royals for 46 games in 2011 and showed just enough pop offensively (.247, nine doubles, four triples, two homers) to give Royals fans hope they had found their second baseman of the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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