Giavotella undergoes surgery, Chavez claimed by Blue Jays
The Royals announced today that second baseman Johnny Giavotella underwent arthroscopic surgery yesterday to correct a labral tear in his right hip. The surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon in Vail, Colo. Recovery time is estimated at 10-12 weeks, meaning Giavotella is expected to be available for the start of Spring Training in February, 2012.
In addition, the Royals also announced that right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez was claimed on Outright Waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Chavez was designated for assignment by the Royals on October 11.