Chris Iannetta C LAA 2 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

Chris Iannetta C LAA 1 month 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 2 months 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 months 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.