Iannetta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Iannetta was expected to recapture primary catching duties upon returning from the 10-day injured list May 3, but that hasn't come to fruition. He'll find himself on the bench for the third straight game, a development that's especially noteworthy with the Rockies having faced lefty starting pitchers in each of those contests. Rather than rolling with the right-handed Iannetta for those matchups, the Rockies have turned to the lefty-hitting Tony Wolters, who has delivered three hits and two RBI between the first two games of the series.
Iannetta is not starting Friday against the Padres, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Iannetta has started three of six games since returning from a lat strain last Friday. Tony Wolters gets the call behind the plate in his absence.
Iannetta went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, a run and a walk in Colorado's 14-4 loss to the Giants on Tuesday. It was the second homer of the season for the backstop, who also slapped his third double in his second start since returning from the injured list with a lat injury. He's slashing a respectable .243/.333/.486 through 37 at-bats, but Iannetta's value is limited due to his split duty with Tony Wolters.
Iannetta remains on the bench Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Iannetta started Friday in his first game back from a lat injury, but he's since sat for two straight games. The playing-time split with fellow catcher Tony Wolters remains unclear.
Iannetta (lat) returned from the injured list Friday. Iannetta started seven of 16 games prior to landing on the injured list. He should be in line for a similar split with Tony Wolters now that he's back, with Drew Butera designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Iannetta will catch and bat seventh Friday against Arizona.