Orioles sign Johnny Giavotella to minor league deal

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The Baltimore Orioles signed former Jesuit High and UNO second baseman Johnny Giavotella on Wednesday to a minor league deal, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports reports.

Giavotella can earn $1.1 million if he makes the big league roster in Baltimore. He was most recently a starter with the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem.

The 29-year-old has spent six years in the majors. Giavotella tells SportsNOLA he is expected to compete in spring training for a utility player role. He has been working on

After earning All-American honors with the Privateers, Giavotella was selected in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals.

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