Giavotella To Have Hip Surgery
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.