Chris Iannetta C LAA 11 hours ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Saturday.

This is just a standard day off and Drew Butera will get the start behind the dish in his place.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 days ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's.

Iannetta will head to the bench after three straight starts as Drew Butera steps in behind the plate and bats eighth. With just one hit in his last 19 at-bats, Iannetta is now batting .114/.220/.136 through 50 plate appearances this season.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 days ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Iannetta will get a regular day of rest, with Drew Butera set to man the backstop in his place. Iannetta had started the previous six games for the Angels, and Butera will be making just his second start of the year.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Saturday.

Drew Butera gets the start behind the dish Saturday as Iannetta gets his first day off of 2015. Look for him to be back in the Angels' lineup Sunday for the series finale against Yordano Ventura and the Royals.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Iannetta figures to serve as the club's primary catching option this season, slotting in toward the bottom of the lineup in each of the team's first two games. The 32-year-old is just 1-for-6 with three strikeouts thus far, but shouldn't face much competition offsenively from backup Drew Butera who slashed just .188/.267/.288 in 61 major league games in 2014.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 months ago

Iannetta is expected to start "Anywhere from 100 to 115" games behind the plate in 2015, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

A total in that range would exceed the 95 games he started last season, but with no real room to get him in the lineup as a DH, Iannetta's lack of time on the field will likely limit his fantasy value. It should be noted that the backup candidates at catcher for the Angels in 2015 likely won't offer the the offensive upside of Iannetta's .373 OBP last season, so his usage could conceivably vary based on need.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 months ago

Iannetta went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Royals on Thursday.

Iannetta made quite an impression Thursday, as he took Jason Vargas deep in the first postseason at-bat of his career. Iannetta hit lefties well this season, tallying an .880 OPS in 114 at-bats, but there is no word yet if he will get the nod against right-hander Yordano Ventura on Friday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 months ago

Iannetta is out of Sunday's lineup against the Mariners.

Hank Conger taking over behind the plate with Iannetta sitting for the regular season finale. Iannetta still figures to be the starting playoff catcher for the Halos.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Hank Conger will draw another start behind the plate, with Iannetta sitting following the team's division-clinching win Wednesday night.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 7 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Iannetta will turn over catching duties to Hank Conger for the day as the Angels continue their timeshare at catcher. For fantasy purposes, Iannetta has been the superior fantasy option of the two backstops, batting .258 with seven homers, 43 RBI and three stolen bases over 279 at-bats.