Johnny Giavotella

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Johnny Giavotella
Johnny Giavotella on May 25, 2012.jpg
Giavotella with the Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Second baseman
Born: (1987-07-10) July 10, 1987 (age 27)
Metairie, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 5, 2011 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .238
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 45

Johnny Arthur Giavotella (born July 10, 1987) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals from 2011 through 2014.


Kansas City Royals[edit]

Giavotella attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the University of New Orleans, where he played college baseball for the New Orleans Privateers.[1] The Kansas City Royals drafted Giavotella in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.

Giavotella was called up to the majors for the first time on August 5, 2011.[2] On August 7, 2011, Giavotella hit his first major league career home run, off of the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer. [3] The Royals recalled Giavotella on June 29, 2013 after Jeff Francouer was designated for assignment. [4] He was designated for assignment on December 18, 2014.[5]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

On December 19, 2014, Giavotella was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Brian Broderick.[6]


  1. ^ "Johnny Giavotella again leads Omaha Storm Chasers past New Orleans Zephyrs". Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Royals Make The Call: Johnny Giavotella Called Up To Kansas City". SB Nation Kansas City. Vox Media. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Giavotella's first homer lifts Royals in finale, August 7, 2011
  4. ^ "Royals recall Giavotella, designate Francoeur for assignment". Kansas City Royals. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Royals designate Johnny Giavotella for assignment Thursday". Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Angels Acquire Johnny Giavotella From Royals". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 

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