Royals Call Up 2B Johnny Giavotella

5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago August 05, 2011 Aug 5, 2011 Friday, August 05 2011 Friday, August 05, 2011 4:28:04 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Assoicated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have purchased the contract of Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha. The club announced the move after a 9-4 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles.

Giavotella, a second-round pick in 2008 out of the Univeresiyt of New Orleans, hit .398 in June and .383 in July in the Pacific Coast League. His seaosn totals with Omaha include a .338 average with nine home runs, 33 doubles, two triples, 73 RBI and a .479 slugging percentage.

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