Johnny Giavotella

#12 2B / L.A. Angels / EXP: 6YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 185 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Sitting out Sunday

      Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Though the Angels will be facing lefty Cole Hamels on Sunday, the right-handed hitting Giavotella will ride the pine after Saturday's 0-for-4 showing dropped his batting average to .182. Backup Cliff Pennington will get the start at the keystone Sunday, and could parlay the opportunity into more playing time if he's able to provide the sort of offensive punch that Giavotella has lacked this season.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Out of Wednesday's lineup

      Giavotella is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Royals, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. The former Royal hit his first home run of the season Tuesday, but has been dropped from Wednesday's lineup in favor of switch-hitting Cliff Pennington. Giavotella is hitting only .154 against righthanders this year, and is 0-for-4 in his career against Royals starter Chris Young.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Homers in three-hit performance

      Giavotella homered, his first, as part of a 3-for-4 game with three runs scored and three RBI. Giavotella had been utterly awful heading into this game. In 14 starts, he had just one multi-hit game, zero extra-base hits and a .136/.156/.136 batting line. Giavotella also doubled in Tuesday's win and is now hitting .188/.204/.271. After his start, any signs of life are a positive.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Out of the lineup Tuesday

      Giavotella is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the White Sox. Giavotella will head to the bench to let Cliff Pennington get a go at the White Sox's righty Mat Latos. Giavotella has had one hit in his last 16 at bats, and has a seasonal batting average of .125. With this slow start, Pennington will replace him at second base and bat ninth.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Not in lineup

      Giavotella is not in the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports. Giavotella has been splitting time with Cliff Pennington at second base this season, and the Angels will go with Pennington on Saturday against Twins' righty Ricky Nolasco. Pennington will bat ninth in the order.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Not part of Monday's lineup

      Giavotella is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. Giavotella has three hits and two RBI in nine career at-bats against A's starter Sonny Gray, but manager Mike Scioscia won't rely on the small sample size, and will instead start Cliff Pennington at second base Monday in order to get another left-handed hitter in the lineup against Gray.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Out of Friday's lineup

      Giavotella is out of Friday's lineup against the Rangers. He is 2-for-10 with zero extra-base hits and zero walks to start the season, so he will start Friday's game on the bench. Cliff Pennington will start at the keystone and bat ninth.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Having another solid spring

      Giavotella is hitting .288/.319./485 with a homer and nine RBI over 23 games during Cactus League play. Before prospective owners get excited regarding the performance, it should be pointed out that Giavotella often fares well prior to the start of the season, as he has slugged over .500 in the previous two springs. The 28-year-old could potentially hold value in deeper leagues as an everyday second baseman, but it seems likely that he will revert to posting something closer to his .355 career slugging percentage once the year begins.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Does Not Expect to be Hindered by Illness

      Giavotella is not expected to have issues with fourth nerve palsy this season, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Giavotella missed more than a month last season due to the condition, but he did not suffer any symptoms over the offseason, and is looking forward to a healthy start to 2016. Giavotella is the likely candidate to open the season at second base over guys like Cliff Pennington and Rey Navarro, but he will need to improve upon his .272/.318/.375 slash line from last season in order to see value in standard leagues.

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      Angels' Johnny Giavotella: In an open competition for second base job

      Giavotella is part of an open competition for the Angels' starting second base job this spring, the Orange County Register reports. He should be considered the frontrunner, although the Angels could opt to choose a better defensive option in newcomer Cliff Pennington. Along with Pennington, Giavotella will compete with Gregorio Petit and Rey Navarro for the starting job to begin the season barring a late-spring addition via trade or free agency. Now out of minor league options, Giavotella is a likely candidate to remain on the 25-man roster even if he's unable to secure the keystone as his regular spot in the coming weeks.