Angels place Johnny Giavotella on disabled list with “personal medical condition”

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Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella has been placed on the disabled list with what the team is calling a “personal medical condition.”

Giavotella has started 114 of 124 games at second base for the Angels this season, but he’ll miss at least two weeks with the undisclosed issue and Triple-A call-up Grant Green is expected to see most of the action at second base in his absence.

Giavotella has hit .265 with three homers and a .662 OPS in 119 games. Green has spent nearly all season in the minors, but the former first-round draft pick previously hit .259 with two homers and a .640 OPS in 88 games in 2013/2014.

Padres are giving Ron Washington a second interview

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Last week there was a report that the San Diego Padres were doing “due diligence” on former Rangers manager and current Braves third base coach Ron Washington in connection with their managerial opening. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports today that Washington has already had an interview and that, in fact, the Padres are planning to call him back for a second round.

Also getting a second look: Rangers field coordinator Jayce Tingler. Which suggests that GM A.J. Preller, formerly a Rangers assistant GM, is favoring guys he knows from his time in Texas.

Washington managed the Texas Rangers from 2007 into 2014, winning two pennants and compiling a record of 664-611 (.521). He stepped down for personal reasons but since then has returned to the job in which he made his considerable reputation: coaching, specifically coaching infielders, and has gotten rave reviews. Assuming he’s back up for the grind of managing — and he wouldn’t be interviewing if he was not — he is definitely someone based on results and reputation who deserves another shot at the helm.

Tingler, a former Rangers farm hand, has coached in their organization at both the minor and major league levels for 12 years.