Chris Iannetta C LAA 6 days ago

Iannetta was 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a pair of walks in the Angels' win over Boston on Friday night.

Off to a miserable start, he has fallen into a timeshare with Carlos Perez, but he has come on a bit lately and has his average up to .172 with two home runs and nine RBI. Obviously, that's not great, but the Angels will probably lean towards the backstop with the hot hand so getting into a groove could win him back some playing time.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 1 week ago

Iannetta had a big day at the dish Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.

The Angels' backstop has struggled mightily this season, hitting just .156 after his big day Monday. The struggles have resulted in Iannetta riding the pine for much of May, starting just seven of the Angels' 16 games this month.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Friday's game in Baltimore, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

This marks three consecutive starts behind the plate for rookie Carlos Perez, who is 7-for-22 with a home run and four RBI since being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake. Iannetta, meanwhile, has the same number of hits through 69 at-bats, with no home runs and just two RBI. It increasingly appears that Perez will get most of the playing time, but this may be a fluid situation.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 weeks ago

Iannetta is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Despite collecting an RBI single in Sunday's game, Iannetta will give way to Carlos Perez for the third time in the last five contests. The 32-year-old backstop owns a dreadful .318 OPS on the year, and risks losing even more playing time to Perez unless he can get things going at the plate.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta is back in the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

Despite his return to catching duties, Iannetta's starting job remains on notice. He's sat out in four of the Angels' last five games in light of his supremely poor .091/.197/.106 batting line, paving the way for further action for new call-up Carlos Perez, who is off to a 5-for-14 start. Iannetta will need to pick things up quickly if he hopes to retain the job.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Saturday.

Iannetta is essentially in an even timeshare at catcher these days thanks to a .091 batting average and an atrocious .106 slugging percentage. Carlos Perez gets the start at catcher Saturday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Ianneta is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros.

Iannetta continues to split time with Carlos Perez behind the plate following a terrible start to the 2015 season. It wouldn't be surprising if the trend continues moving forward, especially if Iannetta's struggles continue.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

It will be the second consecutive day off for Iannetta as he continues to undergo major struggles at the plate to the tune of just a .094/.192/.109 slash line. Carlos Perez will make his second major league start behind the plate, batting eighth.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Carlos Perez will make his major league debut behind the dish for the Angels Tuesday as Iannetta gets a day off. The veteran backstop is hitting just .094 on the season and a double represents his lone extra-base hit in 64 at-bats this season.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta was held hitless in three at-bats Tuesday against the Mariners, striking out once.

Iannetta hasn't been able to hit this season. He's hitting just .094 on the season and gets on base less than 20 percent of the time. He only has one hit in his past six starts, and has been sitting out more lately. This was the first time he played back-to-back games since April 22.