Chris Iannetta C SEA 4 days ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Wednesday against Houston.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Steve Clevenger will get the start in place of Iannetta, who had started the previous two games behind the dish. The two catchers have been platooning all year so it appears to be just a routine day off for Iannetta. The 33-year-old catcher will likely return to the lineup Friday against Kansas City.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 1 week ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Mariners will give Iannetta a breater after he started the first two games of the series, paving the way for Steve Clevenger to get a turn behind the plate. Iannetta hasn't contributed much of the way in counting stats in his 15 appearances on the season, but his .353 on-base percentage has at least made him a tough out for opposing pitchers.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iannetta, whose batting average has dropped to .222 on the heels of three hitless outings, will get the day off Thursday with the Mariners playing a day game following a night game. Steve Clevenger will get the nod behind the plate in Iannetta's place.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 2 weeks ago

Iannetta is back in the lineup and hitting seventh for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iannetta has been hot to start the season, hitting .276/.400/.483 with two home runs and five RBI. He will look to continue his above-average production in a matchup with Mariners' starter Wade Miley.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 2 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iannetta will get his customary day off and give way to Steve Clevenger for the series finale after starting the first two games of the series. The backstop reached base four times in the series opener, going 3-for-3 with a walk, home run, and three RBI, but took a step back Saturday, turning in an 0-for-4 performance.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 2 weeks ago

Iannetta went 3-for-3 with a walk and his second home run of the season in Seattle's win over the Yankees on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The M's backstop is off to a strong start with a .320 average, a pair of home runs, and five RBI on the young season. The move to Seattle seems to have given him a boost, but it would likely be unrealistic to expect him to keep up his current production.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's little more than a routine maintenance day for Iannetta, who will give way to Steve Clevenger at catcher after starting the previous two games of the series behind the plate.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 3 weeks ago

Iannetta went 1-for-3 with a solo Homer and a walk Saturday against the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iannetta's first blast of the season brought the team within one run of the Athletics, but it ended up being the only run the Mariners would score in this contest. He's now collected hits in three of the four games in which he's had at least one plate appearance, and he has four hits in 11 at-bats overall.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 4 weeks ago

Iannetta is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Bob Dutton of the News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Scott Servais will give new catcher Steve Clevenger his first start behind the plate Wednesday, which bumps Iannetta out of the lineup. Interestingly, Clevenger, a left-handed hitter, will have the advantage of going up against righty Colby Lewis in a favorable hitter's park Wednesday.

Chris Iannetta C SEA 1 month ago

Iannetta, who is coming of a .188 season, has 10 hits in 37 at-bats (.270) this spring with a home run, three doubles and seven walks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's good to see Iannetta hitting well after last season's sub-Mendoza Line performance. His contact and strikeout rates weren't much off his 2014 pace when he hit .252. His BABIP, though, 108 points. If that bounces back even moderately, Iannetta should improve at the plate. He still can draw a walk and has double-digit home-run power.