Iannetta Agrees to Extension with the Angels

by kelly on October 5, 2012

The Angels may have missed out on the postseason, but they’re not letting their starting catcher get away. The team signed Chris Iannetta to a three-year extension today, tweets Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times.

#Angels not wasting any time on their off-season. They have signed C Chris Iannetta to a 3-year deal. He had $5-million option for 2013.
@MikeDiGiovanna
Mike DiGiovanna

Iannetta, 29, was under contract through 2012, with a 2013 option that he would have been able to void because he was traded from the Rockies to the Angels last offseason. The extension is worth $15.5 million and would keep him in Anaheim through 2015.

Iannetta had a disappointing first season with the Angels, hitting .240 with 9 home runs and 26 RBI, having only played in 79 games after spending three months on the disabled list with a fractured wrist. This extension shows the Angels are confident that he can bounce back next season as they make another run at the A.L. West.

 

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