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Angels' Johnny Giavotella has shaken off slow start with the bat, and made strides with his defense too

It took Johnny Giavotella 36 days to get his batting average above .200. The slump was easily his worst to begin a season in his career. Through April, Giavotella was hitting .182 with a .196 on-base percentage and a .255 slugging percentage and no...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giavotella feels more at ease with glove

Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella is on something of a tear offensively, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games in Monday's second inning -- but it's his defense that continues to impress.
5 days ago

Final: Johnny Giavotella, Carlos Perez spark Angels offense in 9-4 win

ANAHEIM – Through their first 20 games, the Angels had scored 63 runs, the fewest across baseball and the fewest in franchise history since the designated hitter was implemented in 1973. They weren't starved for offense Tuesday. Pushed ahead by a...
Via The OC Register
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels' Johnny Giavotella takes field with a purpose this spring

Tempe, Ariz. – To hear Alfredo Griffin tell it, Johnny Giavotella’s problems in the field last year weren’t so much physical as they were mental. “He needed to concentrate more,” said Griffin, the Angels infield instructor. “He’s a kid...
Via The OC Register
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Giavotella hits rare 3-run homer, Angels beat Rangers 7-3

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Johnny Giavotella hit a rare three-run homer to power the Los Angeles Angels past the Texas Rangers 7-3 on Sunday. Geovany Soto, a one-time Texas catcher in camp with his fourth team in three seasons, also homered for the Angels. Joey Gallo hit his second home run of the spring for the Rangers, and James Jones added a two-run shot in the ninth. Angels starter...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Angels Preview: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella won the Royal Rumble of uninspiring second base options last spring and became the Angels’ primary man at the keystone in 2015. The Magic Cajun Elf quickly ingratiated himself among Angel fans with his knack for picking up clutch base hits. Despite being one of the poorer defensive second basemen in baseball, Giavotella provided roughly league-average offense...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 02, 2016  |  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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Giavotella's foul breaks TV monitor in Angels booth (Video)

Los Angeles Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella hit a foul ball into the broadcast booth that broke a TV monitor during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against Oakland.We wonder who will be responsible for paying the bill to have it replaced.  Since Giavotella had a 3-run HR and 4 RBIs in helping the Angels to a 14-1 blowout of the A's, we're guessing that someone...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  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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