Iannetta was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Tuesday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
The move didn't come as a surprise since the veteran has struggled defensively this season and has had a subpar year at the plate, recording a slash line of .222/.311/.417 with 54 strikeouts. The Rockies selected the contract of catcher Dom Nunez in a corresponding move.
The Rockies are expected to designate Iannetta for assignment prior to Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Colorado plans to call up Dom Nunez from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Iannetta's spot as the backup behind top catcher Tony Wolters. Though Iannetta was valued last season for his game-calling skills and framing, he's taken a step back by most defensive metrics in 2019 and hasn't made up for the difference with the bat, as his 18 wRC+ is his worst mark for any year in which he's logged at least 100 plate appearances. Once he's removed from the 40-man roster, Iannetta seems likely to go unclaimed off waivers and could ultimately opt for free agency.
Iannetta will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday against the Astros, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.
Iannetta will pick up his second start in three games, but he'll likely need to turn in an extended stretch of quality performances before seriously threatening Tony Wolters' perch atop the catching depth chart. The 36-year-old sports a meager .715 OPS on the season and is slashing a putrid .088/.184/.118 since the All-Star break.
Iannetta connected for a two-run home run in his only at-bat against Arizona on Sunday.
Iannetta came on as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning and took advantage of his only at-bat in the eighth, belting a 407-foot homer to plate the Rockies' first two runs of the game. The blast was his first since June 1 -- partly a reflection of minimal playing time. On the season, the 13-year veteran is slashing .252/.345/.505 with six homers and 21 runs batted in.
Iannetta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Iannetta maintains a stellar .303/.415/.455 batting line in June, but his improved performance hasn't helped him recapture playing time. No. 1 backstop Tony Wolters will stick behind the plate for the second straight game while Iannetta heads to the bench. Iannetta has cracked the lineup just five times in the Rockies' last 18 games.
Iannetta went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, two RBI and a walk in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Iannetta doubled in a run in the third inning before sending a 476-foot solo blast to extend his team's lead. It's a small sample size of just 78 plate appearances, but the 36-year-old catcher owns a .926 OPS alongside 12 extra-base hits in 2019.
Iannetta is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Iannetta had started the previous two contests while Tony Wolters (hand) tended to an injury, going 2-for-6 with a home run between those games. Though Iannetta has supplied a 1.045 OPS in a small sample of plate appearances since returning from the injured list in early May, Wolters has fared similarly well at the dish lately and is valued for his skills as a pitch framer. So long as his health is intact, Wolters should continue to stick ahead of Iannetta on the depth chart.
Iannetta went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Colorado's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The veteran backstop left the yard for the fourth time this season, touching up Merrill Kelly with a two-run blast in the seventh inning. He missed some time earlier in the season with a lat injury, but Iannetta has swung the bat well over his 60 at-bats, as this performance leaves him with a .267/.353/.567 slash line.
Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Orioles.
Iannetta has struggled to get playing time since returning from a lat injury more than three weeks ago, appearing in only eight games (versus 11 for fellow catcher Tony Wolters). He's 8-for-27 with two homers and five RBI in those contests but will likely continue to get the short end of the platoon.
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.
Iannetta (lat strain) hasn't experienced any setbacks in his minor-league rehab games, but he remains without a timetable for a return, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Iannetta landed on the injured list with the injury April 15, and he's reportedly feeling good after playing in three rehab games for Double-A Hartford, coming through the appearances with no issues. He caught Monday and Tuesday before getting deployed as the DH on Wednesday, going 0-for-8 with one RBI, per Harding. The Rockies still don't know when they'll regain Iannetta's services, so Tony Wolters figures to remain the No. 1 option behind the plate for the moment, with Drew Butera filling in on his days off.
Iannetta was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a right lat strain, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Iannetta appeared to be struggling with the injury over the past week, as he entered the starting lineup just once over his team's previous five contests. It remains to be seen whether he'll require more than the minimum while on the shelf. With Iannetta landing on the injured list, Drew Butera was called up and will start behind the dish in Monday's series opener.
Iannetta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Iannetta will take a seat for the fourth time in five games as Tony Wolters grabs another start behind the plate for the Rockies. Iannetta is slashing .207/.303/.379 through 33 plate appearances, but Wolters has actually fared worse with a .583 OPS. The pair figure to split time until one them is able to get in a rhythm offensively.
Iannetta is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against San Francisco.
Iannetta will remain on the bench for the second straight contest with Tony Wolters set to draw another start behind the dish. Iannetta is just 4-for-22 through eight games so far this season, so it appears skipper Bud Black is simply giving his starting catcher a few days off to regroup.
Iannetta is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants.
Tony Wolters, who starts Thursday, has had the slight edge in starts over Iannetta this season, starting seven out of 13 games. Neither catcher has hit particularly well, with Iannetta posting a .701 OPS and Wolters' OPS coming in at .625.
Iannetta is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Iannetta started Colorado's last two games, collecting one hit in nine at-bats, so he'll get a breather for Tuesday's tilt with Atlanta. Tony Wolters will draw the start behind the dish in his place.
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