Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:13 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, May 20, and optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Omaha in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Pena will be insurance behind the plate with Salvador Perez (thumb) expected to miss a few games due to injury.
Tue, 13 May 2014 12:44:54 -0700
The Kansas City Royals placed 2B Omar Infante (back) on the 15-day disabled list with lower back disc irritation Tuesday, May 13, and recalled INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Johnny Giavotella will man the keystone the majority of the time with Infante out, and Ciriaco provides the Royals with infield insurance. Consider Giavotella only in AL-only setups.
Sun, 11 May 2014 11:17:10 -0700
The Kansas City Royals plan to add a reliever to their roster in time for their game Tuesday, May 13. As a corresponding move, the team is expected to option 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha or place 2B Omar Infante (back) on the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 09 May 2014 14:49:21 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have recalled 2B/3B/OF Johnny Giavotella from Class AAA Omaha and optioned RP Michael Mariot to Omaha.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:15:40 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled SP Danny Duffy from Triple-A Omaha and optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:27:40 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from the minors Wednesday, April 9, and he's hitting in the two hole.
Fantasy Tip: With Omar Infante (face) sidelined, Giavotella is expected to fill in at the keystone. The Royals are hoping Infante can return this weekend, though, so Giavotella's stay may be short-lived.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:27:23 -0700
The Kansas City Royals optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, March 25.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:26:43 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled Ps Louis Coleman, Donnie Joseph and Wade Davis, 2B Johnny Giavotella, 1B Carlos Pena and INF Pedro Ciriaco from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 3. P Noel Arguelles (shoulder) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list and INF Edinson Rincon was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:24:57 -0700
The Kansas City Royals placed 2B Chris Getz (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: A corresponding roster move wasn't announced, but the Royals could elect to bring back Johnny Giavotella to start at the keystone. If they go in another direction, Elliot Johnson and Miguel Tejada could split time at second.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:36:37 -0700
Kansas City Royals 2B Johnny Giavotella and RP Everett Teaford have been optioned to Triple-A Omaha. The club plans to recall 2B Chris Getz and RP Kelvin Herrera to replace them.
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella was called up just a few weeks ago, but he's done nothing to give KC the impression that he's the solution at the keystone. Getz probably isn't, either, although he posted a .313/.313/.422 slash line in 14 games at Omaha following his demotion last month. Perhaps he's worth an AL-only roster spot. Herrera may be, if he's ready to avoid walking people and serving up home run balls. The right-hander has a bright future as a back-end reliever, but this year has been a struggle.