Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 28 '12

Angels activated C Chris Iannetta from the 15-day disabled list.

Iannetta missed almost three months because of a fractured right wrist. The 29-year-old was hitting just .197 with a .706 OPS in 26 games before the injury but could carry sneaky fantasy value down the stretch.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 24 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and a run scored Monday in his latest rehab game with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Iannetta served as the designated hitter on Sunday, but he was back behind the plate for Monday's game. The 29-year-old is 2-for-11 (.182) over his first three rehab games with the Bees. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the Angels before the end of the month.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 23 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) went 0-for-4 with a walk in a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Iannetta merely served as Salt Lake's designated hitter, but he was able to catch five innings on Saturday and felt fine. He's probably a week away from activation.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 21 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Iannetta originally landed on the disabled list in early May following wrist surgery, but his return was delayed after he developed tightness in his forearm. Assuming he avoids setbacks, he could rejoin the Angels before the end of the month. He figures to replace John Hester on the active roster.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 20 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) threw without any issues on Friday, and will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

Assuming all goes well, he could rejoin the Angels lineup before the end of July. He'll return to a .197/.312/.394 line with three homers and nine RBI through his first 66 at-bats with the Halos.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 16 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) threw to bases Monday.

It was the first time he has thrown to bases since the setback with his forearm early last month. He's expected to repeat the same workout Wednesday and could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week if all goes well.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 16 '12

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com writes that Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this week.

Iannetta was originally expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment early last month, but he's been working through forearm soreness over the past couple of weeks. The 28-year-old originally landed on the DL in early May due to wrist surgery.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 08 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) will begin throwing to bases next week.

Iannetta resumed his throwing program late last month, but apparently he must just be playing some light catch. If he can progress with no setbacks, he'll begin a rehab assignment later this month before likely returning sometime in August.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jun 30 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) has been cleared to restart his throwing program.

Iannetta was shut down twice, but a recent contrast MRI revealed no structural damage to his wrist and forearm. He is currently scheduled to resume his throwing program early next week, with the intention of going on a rehab assignment soon after.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Jun 27 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist, forearm) has been shut down.

Iannetta is still experiencing discomfort in his forearm. He had a dye-contrast MRI last week that ruled out major damage, but there is no timetable for his return.