Giavotella To Have Hip Surgery

5 years 5 days 19 hours ago October 21, 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Friday, October 21 2011 Friday, October 21, 2011 5:41:11 PM CDT in Baseball
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals say second baseman Johnny Giavotella has undergone arthroscopic surgery to correct a cartilage tear in his right hip.

The surgery was performed Thursday by Dr. Marc Philippon in Vail, Colo. The team said Friday that the recovery time is typically 10-12 weeks and Giavotella is expected to be available for the start of spring training in February.

The Royals also said right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez was claimed on outright waivers by Toronto after he was designated for assignment by the Royals on Oct. 11.


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