Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Los Angeles Angels acquired second
baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-
handed pitcher Brian Broderick Friday.
Giavotella, 27, is a career .238 hitter in 125 games over four seasons with 20
doubles, five triples and four home runs.
He spent most of 2014 with Triple-A Omaha (PCL) where he batted .308, hit
seven home runs and stole 20 bases. In seven career minor league seasons,
Giavotella owns a .305 batting average.
The 28-year-old Broderick never appeared in a game with the Angels
organization. He made 60 relief appearances with Sugar Land in the independent
Atlantic League in 2014.
Broderick last appeared in the majors in 2011. In 11 relief appearances with
the Washington Nationals, he posted a 6.57 ERA in 12 1/3 innings with four
strikeouts and three walks.