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.
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.