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Chris Iannetta | Catcher | #8

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Rockies signed C Chris Iannetta to a two-year contract.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports it's a two-year deal worth $8.5 million. It's a return home of sorts for the 34-year-old catcher, who spent his first six seasons with the Rockies. He's coming off one of his best offensive seasons outside of Colorado, hitting 17 homers and registering an .865 OPS in 89 games for the Diamondbacks in 2017. Fri, Dec 8, 2017 04:29:00 PM

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Chris Iannetta is not in the starting lineup for the Diamondbacks' Wild Card Game matchup with the Rockies on Wednesday.

In place of Iannetta, Arizona will start backup Jeff Mathis behind the plate. In 89 games this year, Iannetta had a career high .511 slugging percentage, so it wouldn't be a surprise if we see him come off the bench at some point in this game on Wednesday.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 04:07:00 PM

Chris Iannetta had a three-run homer and a grand slam as part of an eight-RBI night as the Diamondbacks beat the Marlins 13-11 on Friday.

A career high in RBI, topping the seven-RBI game he had against the Padres three months ago in June. Iannetta, who spent way too much of the first half playing behind Jeff Mathis, is hitting .257/.356/.514 with 15 homers in just 257 at-bats. That's pretty good for someone the Diamondbacks lucked into when no one else wanted to make a significant commitment; he's playing for just $1.5 million after signing in January.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 02:19:00 AM

Chris Iannetta slugged his 14th home run of the year Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 defeat of the Rockies.

Iannetta hit a double off Rockies starter German Marquez in the top of the second inning and belted a solo homer against Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez in the top of the top of the eighth as Arizona won its 10th straight game. The veteran catcher has been scorching hot over the last two weeks and has lifted his season slash line to .243/.336/.509.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 06:39:00 PM

Chris Iannetta clubbed his 13th home run of the season in Thursday's victory over the Dodgers.

Iannetta also drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the day 1-for-2. His two-run shot off of Kenta Maeda increased the D'Backs lead to 5-1 in the second inning. The veteran catcher is slashing .239/.333/.498 with 13 bombs and 32 RBI on the year.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 07:26:00 PM

Chris Iannetta went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Iannetta clocked a two-run home run in the sixth inning. That shot drew the Diamondbacks to within 8-4. They would score twice more before the end of the game, but proved incapable of climbing the mountain completely. For the season as a whole, Iannetta is hitting .231/.314/.491 with 10 homers and 28 RBI over the course of 169 at-bats. He has now gone yard in back-to-back contests.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 01:35:00 AM

Chris Iannetta could do no wrong on Thursday, spreading the wealth with three hits and seven RBI in the Diamondbacks’ blowout win over the Padres.

The seven RBI represents a new career-high for Iannetta. All three of his hits went for extra bases with two doubles and a two-run homer off left-hander Clayton Richard. The 34-year-old has shown some pop over the years, but never like this. He’s now gone deep four times in his last 10 games while increasing his average from .220 to .239 during that span. Diamondbacks catchers have homered 14 times this year, which ranks second in the majors behind Detroit with 16.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Chris Iannetta hit a pinch-hit game-tying two-run homer in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Pirates on Monday.

Iannetta went deep off Pirates closer Tony Watson in the top of the ninth inning, but Andrew McCutchen walked it off for the Bucs with a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth. Iannetta has six home runs and a cool .847 OPS in 25 games this season thanks to a recent hot streak.
Mon, May 29, 2017 07:59:00 PM

Chris Iannetta went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

This was Iannetta's first game in the lineup since being sidelined by a pitch to the face about a week ago. While he sustained a lacerated upper lip, fractured teeth and a broken nose on that hit-by-pitch, he looked no worse for the wear in his return, socking a solo home run off Zack Godley with one out in the third inning during Sunday's contest. Prior to going down injured, the veteran backstop had been hitting .220/.292/.390 with three homers and six RBI over the course of 20 games played.
Sun, May 21, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated C Chris Iannetta from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Iannetta was drilled in the face by a 93 mph fastball, resulting in a lacerated upper lip, fractured teeth and a broken nose. Luckily those injuries only kept him out for about a week. Silvino Bracho was sent down to make room for him.
Sat, May 20, 2017 06:22:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed C Chris Iannetta on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to May 13.

Iannetta went through a workout on Sunday and evidently must have experienced some concussion symptoms. He suffered a lacerated upper lip, teeth fractures and a broken nose after taking a pitch to the face Friday. Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann will handle the catching duties for the D'Backs.
Sun, May 14, 2017 03:55:00 PM

Chris Iannetta (face) will go through some workouts Sunday.

Iannetta suffered a lacerated upper lip, teeth fractures and a broken nose after taking a pitch to the face Friday. He's avoided the disabled list for now, but the D'Backs will be careful with him. "We're still evaluating," manager Torey Lovullo said. "We don't want to rush through this."
Sun, May 14, 2017 02:10:00 PM

Chris Iannetta suffered a lacerated upper lip, teeth fractures and a broken nose after taking a pitch to the face Friday against the Pirates.

He received "several stitches" in his lip and underwent a CT scan, which was negative. Iannetta also visited a dentist on Saturday. Manager Torey Lovullo said the Diamondbacks will "take their time" with Iannetta, though it looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. Consider Iannetta day-to-day.
Sat, May 13, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Chris Iannetta (face) was taken to the hospital for further examination after getting hit in the face by a fastball during Friday's game against the Pirates.

D'Backs manager Torey Louvullo said that Iannetta was up and walking around and in good spirits and that he split his lip open. It sounds as though he was able to avoid any serious injuries during the scary incident, but look for an update from the club on his status prior to Saturday's game.
Sat, May 13, 2017 02:52:00 AM

Chris Iannetta was removed from Friday's game after he was drilled in the face by a fastball from Johnny Barbato.

The good news, is that he was able to walk off the field under his own power. He'll presumably head for X-rays to see if there's any structural damage. Expect an update on his status from the D'Backs after the conclusion of Friday's game.
Sat, May 13, 2017 12:17:00 AM