Giavotella is out of the lineup for Friday's matchup with Boston. Giavotella will be replaced in the lineup by Gregorio Petit who's starting at second and batting ninth. After collecting only two hits in eight games between July 9 and July 24, Giavotella appears to have found his stroke again as he's gone 9-for-15 (.600) in his last four games.
Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. With Giavotella stuck in a 2-for-23 slump dating back to July 9, his playing time has become a little more sporadic of late. Giavotella will now sit for the fourth time in seven games, giving way to Gregorio Petit at the keystone.
Giavotella is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports. Giavotella will be on the bench for the third time in the past five games. For Friday's contest, Gregorio Petit will make another start at second base while batting ninth in the order.
Giavotella is not in the lineup Tuesday against Texas. Giavotella will sit for the second time in five games as Gregorio Petit makes the start at second and bats ninth. Giavotella is 1-for-11 (.091) with three strikeouts in three starts since the All-Star break.
Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Though he recently had the benefit of extended time off due to the All-Star break, Giavotella hasn't been a high-performing lineup regular for the Angels, so he'll still be subjected to a day off or two every week. Gregorio Petit will fill in for Giavotella at second base Sunday.