The Angels Friday announced the club has agreed to terms on a three-year contract through 2015 with catcher Chris Iannetta. Today’s announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

Iannetta, 29, spent his first season with the Angels in 2012 after being acquired from the Rockies in exchange for RHP Tyler Chatwood during 2011 off-season. He batted .240 (53/221) with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 79 games. He missed 67 contests on the disabled list with a fractured right wrist. He suffered the injury after being hit by a pitch May 2nd vs. Minnesota. Ironically, he finished the game which turned out to be Jered Weaver’s first career no-hitter.

The Providence, RI native was drafted by Colorado in the fourth round of the 2004 draft out of the University of North Carolina. In seven MLB seasons (537 games), he has batted .236 (389/1650) with 78 doubles, 72 home runs, 262 RBI and a .354 on-base percentage.
 

IANNETTA’S CAREER STATISTICS

 

 Year

Team

Lg

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

 

2006

Col

NL

21

77

12

20

4

0

2

10

13

17

0

1

.260

.370

.390

.759

 

2007

Col

NL

67

197

22

43

8

3

4

27

29

58

0

0

.218

.330

.350

.681

 

2008

Col

NL

104

333

50

88

22

2

18

65

56

92

0

0

.264

.390

.505

.895

 

2009

Col

NL

93

289

41

66

15

2

16

52

43

75

0

1

.228

.344

.460

.804

 

2010

Col

NL

61

188

20

37

6

1

9

27

30

48

1

0

.197

.318

.383

.701

 

2011

Col

NL

112

345

51

82

17

1

14

55

70

89

6

3

.238

.370

.414

.785

 

2012

LAA

AL

79

221

27

53

6

1

9

26

29

60

1

3

.240

.332

.398

.730

 

Totals

537

1650

223

389

78

10

72

262

270

439

8

8

.236

.354

.426

.780

CONFERENCE CALL INFO: Iannetta and Dipoto will be available today at 11 AM. Pacific…Please call (888) 285-4585 and enter pass code of 499966 to participate.