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Chris Iannetta | Catcher | #8

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
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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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. Jun 8 - 7:22 PM

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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.
May 29 - 7:59 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.
May 21 - 8:05 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.
May 20 - 6:22 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.
May 14 - 3:55 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."
May 14 - 2:10 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.
May 13 - 6:02 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.
May 13 - 2:52 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.
May 13 - 12:17 AM

Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

While the Diamondbacks finished with nine hits as a team, Iannetta was the team's only player to pick up multiple hits in the contest. The double was his first of the season and gave him a five-game hitting streak. In that space, the veteran backstop has also socked two home runs. Iannetta does have a little pop in his bat (five seasons of double-digit home runs) but is just a .229 hitter for his career.
Apr 20 - 11:44 PM

Chris Iannetta hit his second homer Tuesday against the Padres.

Torey Luvullo has taking a liking to Jeff Mathis behind the plate, but Iannetta is the better hitter and the pitching has performed better in his starts so far, not that we'd read much into that. Iannetta is 5-for-21 with three walks so far.
Apr 19 - 1:40 AM

Chris Iannetta went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

Iannetta stepped up and launched a 406-foot bomb to center off Rich Hill to lead off the third inning, his first home run of the 2017 season. The Diamondbacks signed the veteran backstop to a one-year, $1.5 million contract in mid-January. While he does offer a little bit of pop -- five seasons with double-digit home runs -- there is no fantasy relevance here.
Apr 16 - 8:45 PM

Diamondbacks signed C Chris Iannetta to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

He'll join Jeff Mathis and Chris Herrmann behind the dish for the Diamondbacks. The 33-year-old hit just .210/.303/.329 with seven homers and 24 RBI in 338 plate appearances with the Mariners in 2014.
Jan 13 - 10:44 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with Chris Iannetta.

Terms of the deal aren't known at this time, but it will presumably be a major league contract. Iannetta will turn 34 just after Opening Day and has batted a dreadful .199/.298/.332 over the last two seasons, but he should have a shot to play quite a bit in Arizona. His signing is probably bad news for Chris Herrmann, who now might fall back into a third catcher/utility role.
Jan 13 - 5:25 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Blue Jays are showing "real interest" in free agent catcher Chris Iannetta.

The Blue Jays are looking at him as a potential backup to Russell Martin. Iannetta owns a rough .199/.298/.332 batting line over the last two seasons.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3JJ Hoover
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6T.J. McFarland
7Steve Hathaway
8Randall Delgado
9Rubby De La Rosa
10Jake Barrett