|Dec. 19 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)2:42 PM CT-The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick. The clubs announced the deal Friday.
Analysis: Giavotella was designated for assignment by the AL champion Royals on Thursday after spending most of last season at Triple-A Omaha. He has played parts of four big league seasons in Kansas City, batting .238 in 125 career games.
|Apr. 9 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET12:26 ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST11:56 AM VEN20:26 UAE11:26 AM CT-The Royals have activated reliever Louis Coleman from the disabled list and recalled Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.
Analysis: Giavotella was summoned from Omaha to fill in for Omar Infante, who is sidelined after getting hit in the jaw with a pitch. Giavotella was 7 for 19 in his first five games of the season.