Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:41:43 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta used contacts down the stretch last season, and they were a big reason he finished the last two months with a slash line of .263/.366/.453. He only uses the contacts for games, and he thinks it made a big difference. "I started seeing the ball a lot better," Iannetta said. "Even catching, (before contacts) I felt the ball was jumping on me. I was focusing so hard to find a release point and I wasn't reacting the way I know I can, and I didn't really know why."
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:11:29 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are interested in trading for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Cs Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger, according to a person familiar with the team's plans. C J.P. Arencibia hit just .194 with 21 home runs, 55 RBIs and a .592 OPS in 138 games this year. He's eligible for salary arbitration next year after he made $505,600 in 2013.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:46:48 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger has seen more playing time lately, which is a combination of the struggles of C Chris Iannetta and Conger's overall improved play offensively and defensively.
Fantasy Tip: Conger has thrown out more would-be base stealers than Iannetta, and he is seeing more at-bats. He is worth using as a No. 2 catcher in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Tue, 07 May 2013 16:03:16 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger is catching SP C.J. Wilson's fifth straight start, but manager Mike Scioscia said it has more to do with C Chris Iannetta's struggles. Scioscia isn't necessarily trying to pair Conger with Wilson. "First and foremost, we want him to get a little more of a comfort level behind the plate. He's doing a good job, but it just doesn't look like he's as comfortable as he needs to be back there. On the offensive side, he hasn't gotten a lot of hits to fall in, but that's secondary to what our starting pitchers need especially," Scioscia said.
Sat, 04 May 2013 11:52:37 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, May 4. C Chris Iannetta will catch and C Hank Conger will serve as the designated hitter.
Wed, 01 May 2013 20:56:26 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia used C Hank Conger for the fourth straight start of SP C.J. Wilson, but he said he is not pairing Conger and Wilson exclusively. Conger also started Tuesday, April 30, and was used again because Scioscia said C Chris Iannetta was still "a little stiff" after catching 18 2/3 innings Monday, April 29, against the Oakland Athletics.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:27:06 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia, pitching coach Mike Butcher and Cs Hank Conger and Chris Iannetta held a lengthy closed-door meeting Tuesday, April 16, with SP Joe Blanton. The pitcher has struggled, going 0-3 with an 8.59 ERA. "It was just a conversation, no real message," Blanton said. "They want me to get back to the things I was doing in spring training."
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 12:04:33 -0700
Updating a previous report, recently-signed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta will make $5.05 million during the 2013 season, $4.975 million in 2014 and $5.525 million in 2015. His contract also includes up to $500,000 in performance bonuses based on starts behind the plate in 2013: $100,000 each for 100, 110, 115, 120 and 125. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, up to $725,000 in bonuses are available for both years: $100,000 for 90 starts at catcher and $125,000 each for 100, 110, 115, 120 and 125.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:38:21 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta signed a three-year, $15.55 million deal.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:10:06 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim re-signed C Chris Iannetta to a three-year deal. He had a $5 million option for 2013.