Johnny Giavotella hasn't really gotten a good chance to showcase his wares at the Major League level just yet for the Kansas City Royals. While he hasn't impressed in spot duty, it takes time to learn how to hit at each stage of the climb to the Majors and the Royals prospect deserves another shot soon. Given the injury to Chris Getz today, it look as if that might be happening.
Coincidence or not: 2B Johnny Giavotella pulled from Class AAA Omaha's game at Nashville shortly after Chris Getz suffered in injury.— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) June 17, 2012
Giavotella is hitting only .217 on the season for KC and his overall OPS at .521 is abysmal. However the sample size of 69 at bats so far in 2012 is too small to make any real judgment calls about his future. It will be interesting to see how much time he's given at the ML level if the team does officially call him up. Perhaps Getz is a bit more hurt than originally believed.
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