Chris Iannetta C LAA May 06 '12

Chris Iannetta (wrist) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday.

Iannetta hasn't started in three games due to a sore right wrist, but he's evidently feeling better. The former Rockie is batting .220/.324/.441 with three home runs this season.

Chris Iannetta C LAA May 04 '12

Chris Ianetta is not in the Angles lineup on Friday against the Blue Jays, due to lingering soreness and swelling in his right wrist from HBP Wednesday night.

This is the second consecutive day off for Iannetta, though it's general soreness in the wrist and doesn't sound like any issue with the bone. He's listed as day-to-day for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the lineup on Saturday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Apr 16 '12

Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 and homered in a second straight game Sunday against the Yankees.

Iannetta hit ninth tonight for the first time this season, though he's looked anything but a No. 9 hitter so far. He's batting .348 with seven RBI in nine games.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Apr 07 '12

Chris Iannetta is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals.

The Angels will go with Bobby Wilson at catcher. Iannetta battled multiple injuries this spring and the will likely have his workload limited initially. The 28-year-old is expected to be back in the lineup on Sunday.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Mar 21 '12

Chris Iannetta (elbow) felt fine Wednesday after playing in a Triple-A exhibition game.

Iannetta suffered a mild contusion after taking a pitch off his elbow last Friday. But it was never a major concern in Angels camp, and the 28-year-old catcher should be back in Cactus League games this weekend.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Mar 19 '12

Chris Iannetta (elbow) caught bullpen sessions and took batting practice Sunday in Angels camp.

Iannetta is still a couple of days from being cleared for throwing drills but should resume those and ultimately return to the Angels' Cactus League lineup by the end of this week. He's not in danger of missing the start of the regular season.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Mar 16 '12

Chris Iannetta was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion.

Iannetta left Friday's game in the second inning after taking a foul tip off his elbow. The Angels have listed him as day-to-day, so it's not considered serious.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Dec 04 '11

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Angels are expected to discuss a contract extension with new acquisition Chris Iannetta.

Not surprising. Iannetta can void a club option for 2013 since he was traded, and the Angels wouldn't have dealt Tyler Chatwood for him if they thought he might just be around for one year. The 28-year-old will be owed $3.55 million for the 2012 season.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Nov 30 '11

Angels acquired C Chris Iannetta from the Rockies for RHP Tyler Chatwood.

Iannetta, 28, produced a .370 on-base percentage, 14 home runs and 55 RBI in 112 games this past year for Colorado and should provide a nice spark of offense for Anaheim. The Angels are losing a bit of long-term rotation depth in Chatwood, but they had to make an upgrade behind the plate. It's not a bad trade for either side, especially with the Rockies adding free agent catcher Ramon Hernandez in a corresponding move.

Chris Iannetta C LAA Nov 29 '11

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies and Angels have discussed a trade involving Chris Iannetta.

In turn, Renck was told that the Rockies asked the Angels about the availability of prospect right-hander Tyler Chatwood. It's one of many possibilities, as the Angels are talking to multiple teams about a catcher, but Renck reported Monday that the Rockies would only be willing to deal Iannetta if they sign free agent Ramon Hernandez.