Sep 3 12:18p
Giavotella was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Giavotella entered 2013 with a chance to compete for the starting second baseman job, but ultimately lost out to Chris Getz in spring training. Giavotella subsequently produced a solid .286/.369/.408 batting line with Triple-A Omaha, and had a brief stint with the Royals right before the All-Star break. Now that he's been called back up, Giavotella could cut into the playing time of Emilio Bonifacio, who started five of the previous six games at second base heading into Tuesday's action. Of course, the Royals are still hanging on to slim playoff hopes, so the team won't be handing out much playing time to prospects just yet.