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Angels' Johnny Giavotella has improved since his days with Kansas City
Angels' Johnny Giavotella has improved since his days with Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals are in town for the Angels' home opener Friday night, giving new Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella a chance to stick it to his old team, the one that never gave him a chance, that never believed in him. It's a great story line … if only it were true. The fact is, Giavotella, a second-round pick of the Royals in 2008, started 46 games for Kansas City in both 2011 and 2012, and he didn't play well enough to unseat starting second baseman Chris Getz, a career .250 hitter with no power. Giavotella, 27, spent most of 2013 and 2014 at triple-A Omaha, while Getz, Elliot Johnson and Emilio Bonifacio manned second base in 2013 and Omar...

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