Chris Iannetta C LAA Sep 24 '11
Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd considers Chris Iannetta the team's starting catcher for next season.
Wilin Rosario has hit three homers and slugged .500 since being called up earlier this month, but he's also getting on base only at a .240 clip and is considered an unfinished product defensively. Of course, the Rockies could look to trade Iannetta over the offseason, which has been speculated. He's slated to make $3.55 million next season, with a $5 million club option for 2013 that can be voided if he's dealt before that season.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Sep 15 '11
Chris Iannetta singled and belted a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Giants.
Iannetta's playing time has been cut since Wilin Rosario's arrival, and he hasn't hit in the few starts that he's had recently. But, his production overall on the year has been there, as he sports a .367 OBP to go along with 13 homers.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Sep 09 '11
The Rockies have told Chris Iannetta he'll take a backseat to Wilin Rosario for the rest of the month.
Iannetta has been one of the NL's better catchers with his .237/.370/.409 line this season, but the Rockies want to get a look at their youngster. It'd be no surprise if Iannetta gets traded this winter.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Aug 06 '11
Chris Iannetta went 3-for-4 with 40th RBI in Colorado's loss to the Nationals on Friday.
The three-hit night was just Iannetta's third of the season, and ups his average from .226 to .234. Despite the poor average, he's reaching base at a robust .383 clip through his first 323 plate appearances.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 31 '11
According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays' interest in Chris Iannetta has "cooled."
It's possible that the Rockies are asking a lofty price for Iannetta, who is under contract through 2013 at a very reasonable rate. The Blue Jays already have a quality young backup in J.P. Arencibia and will simply hope that his defense improves.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 30 '11
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Padres are interested in Chris Iannetta.
Renck says that "it's not an easy fit" with the Padres "given Nick Hundley's imminent return and Iannetta's contract next season." The 28-year-old, who is batting .220/.375/.402 with 10 homers this season, has also reportedly drawn interest from the Indians and Pirates.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 22 '11
Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Indians and Pirates are among the teams that have inquired about the availability of Chris Iannetta.
Colorado is willing to consider offers, likely because top prospect Wilin Rosario isn't far away from the majors. Iannetta, 28, is batting .224/.376/.412 with 10 homers and 36 RBI over 288 plate appearances this season. He will make $3.55 million next season with a $5 million club option or $250,000 buyout for 2013. The Red Sox have expressed interest in the past, but Morosi writes that they are satisfied with their catching situation at the moment.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Jul 17 '11
Chris Iannetta was ejected from Saturday's game in the seventh inning for arguing a call at home plate.
Manager Jim Tracy was tossed too. Home plate umpire Cory Blaser ruled that Milwaukee's Cory Hart avoided Iannetta's tag after Mark Kotsay's fly ball in the seventh. It was a bad call, and it ended up playing a huge role in the Rockies' one-run loss to the Brewers.