Los Angeles Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella had been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and on Tuesday the club placed him on the 15-day disabled list as a result.
The reasoning was officially cited as a 'personal medical condition', an intentionally vague description that falls within MLB's rules pertaining to non-baseball related medical situations.
To fill Giavotella's place on the 25-man roster, the Halos called up reliever Drew Rucinski prior to Tuesday's game with the Detroit Tigers.
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MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reported that Giavotella stopped by the Angels' clubhouse on Sunday (though he was unavailable to play), and the 28-year-old offered this up in terms of his progress: "It's going to take me a couple more days to get back. But I'm feeling good again, getting my strength back up, and after a few days I should be fine."
In Giavotella's absence, Grant Green is expected to play second base full-time...although he suffered a bit of a minor injury in Tuesday night's game, as reported on Twitter by Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times:
In 2015, Giavotella is hitting .265/.312/.350 with 112 hits in 423 official at-bats for the Angels.