29-year old righty swinging 2B Johnny Giavotella has rejected an outright assignment to AAA from the Los Angeles Angels, so he will become a free agent this winter. Giavotella played in 99 games for the Angels last year and he was 90 for 346 (.260 avg, .662 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 6 homers, 31 RBI and 4 stolen bases. He played in 228 games in his two years with the Angels and he was 213 of 799 (.267 avg, .680 OPS) with 95 runs scored, 10 homers, 80 RBI and 6 stolen bases. Giavotella has now played in 353 games in his first six years in the show and he is 317 of 1,236 (.256 avg, .656 OPS) with 148 runs scored, 14 homers, 125 RBI and 14 stolen bases. This isn’t much of a loss for the Angels moving forward. At the same time, Giavotella should have little problem finding a new team to play for this winter.