Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 months ago

Iannetta is not in the lineup for Saturday's game in Seattle, Tim Mead of the Angels' official site reports.

Iannetta's playing time has fluctuated this season, but he's been getting more at-bats than Carlos Perez the past couple weeks, after the two catchers essentially alternated games for a while. Iannetta is still having a poor season at the plate, but Perez has been even worse since early June.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 months ago

Iannetta is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.

He homered in Tuesday's win over Colorado, his fourth of the year and first since May 28. Carlos Perez will take over behind the plate Thursday, pushing Iannetta to the bench after four straight starts.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 months ago

Iannetta went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI, two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-2 pummeling of the Rockies.

Iannetta's two-run blast spelled an end to the night for Rockies starter Chad Bettis, who served up four long balls in just 2.1 innings. While he certainly looked at home at Coors Field (where he began his major-league career), Iannetta is still in the midst of what has been a disappointing season to date. He's hitting just .193 with a .313 on-base percentage, marks that should continue to leave him toiling in the bottom third of the Angels' lineup.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Friday, the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

He is hitting just .184 on the season, so there has been no real reason to continue using him in most formats this year unless owners are desperate for counting stats in deep two-catcher leagues. Carlos Perez will get the start at catcher and hit ninth Friday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 months ago

Iannetta struggled on Sunday, committing an error that allowed a run to score and going hitless in three at-bats.

Ianetta has had a brutal start to 2015 and after Sunday he finds himself hitting only .160. Iannetta does not seem to be coming out of his deep slump with only two hits in his last 24 at-bats. He will continue to lose at-bats to Carlos Perez if he cannot get the bat going.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Saturday.

He may still be the top option at catcher for the Angels, although this will be his second day off in a row. However, from a fantasy perspective, Iannetta really doesn't bring much to the table. Carlos Perez gets another start behind the dish Saturday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Friday.

This is just a standard day off for Iannetta, who is hitting just .164 on the season. If the Angels had a better option behind the plate Inannetta would not be such a regular part of the Angels' lineup, but despite his struggles he may be the best they have. Carlos Perez will get the start behind the plate Friday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

Iannetta and Carlos Perez have been alternating starts, after it briefly appeared Iannetta would again get most of the playing time. The veteran has done a much better job since his dreadful April, but Perez has also been solid with the bat. The current system seems to be working fine for the Angels, though it's still possible one catcher could eventually pull ahead.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Saturday.

This is just a standard day off for Iannetta, as Carlos Perez gets the start behind the dish and will hit eighth Saturday against the Yankees.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 months ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Monday against the Rays.

With a 5-for-18 showing at the plate while starting five of the Angels' last six games, Iannetta appears to have reinstalled himself as the team's primary backstop. While his overall batting line for the season remains a miserable .187/.273/.308, Iannetta at least seems to have but his dreadful April behind him. Carlos Perez, who will receive the start Monday, should remain in the picture for semi-frequent duties behind the dish, but Iannetta remains the more appealing target for those in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.