Angel infielder Johnny Giavotella had to go back to the basics to get over a rare nerve condition that left seeing double for nearly a month.
And that meant inviting his mother to Southern California to care for him for a couple of weeks, just as she did when Giavotella was a Little Leaguer.
"It was awesome," Giavotella said Friday, shortly after being reactivated following five weeks on the disabled list. "I got some home cooking. She drove me around everywhere.
"It was tough not being able to do things on my own. [But] her help, it went a long way."
Giavotella, who had a two hits and two RBIs, including a run-scoring...