Chris Iannetta C LAA 8 Months
Chris Iannetta homered in the third and delivered a two-run single in the 13th to lead the Angels to a 3-1 win over the Reds on Monday.
Iannetta did all of the damage for the Angels. His homer was one of just three hits off Johnny Cueto. His single in the 13th came after Howie Kendrick was intentionally walked and pinch-hitter Hank Conger was hit by a J.J. Hoover pitch, loading the bases. Iannetta was one of the winter's rare bargains, signing a three-year, $15.55 million deal to stay with the Angels in October. He's not a great fantasy catcher, especially with Angels Stadium holding him down, but he's a truly underrated major leaguer.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Oct 05 '12
Angels signed C Chris Iannetta to a three-year contract extension.
Financial terms of the deal aren't yet known. The two sides had a $5 million mutual option for 2013 that had been expected to get picked up, but now Iannetta will get a couple more years tacked on. He batted .240/.332/.398 with nine homers over 79 games for the Halos this season while spending almost three months on the DL with a fractured right wrist.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Oct 02 '12
Chris Iannetta is expected to return to the Angels next season.
Iannetta has a $5 million option for 2013, and it sounds like both parties are interested in continuing the relationship. "I wanna be here," Iannetta said, with Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto adding, "It's certainly something we're interested in." Iannetta has hit .242/.335/.402 with nine homers while being limited to 78 games this season, but he's likely to earn the $5 million if he can stay off the DL in 2013.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Sep 03 '12
Chris Iannetta went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Angels' 8-3 victory over the A's on Monday.
Iannetta, who missed more than 2 1/2 months with a fractured wrist before returning Jul 29, is 17-for-37 with two homers and eight RBI in his last 10 games. It's raised his OPS from .717 all of the way up to .830.
Chris Iannetta C LAA Aug 22 '12
Chris Iannetta went 3-for-4 with a triple and his 16th RBI in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.
The extra-base hit was his fourth in 17 July games, while the RBI was his seventh. Not exactly Posey-esque numbers, but enough to keep Iannetta on the radar in two-catcher mixed leagues. Through 143 plate appearances, he's hitting .223/.336/.421.
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.