RI’s Chris Iannetta Traded from Rockies to Angels

Angels acquire C Iannetta from Denver for Chatwood

By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
      ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels have acquired
catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for
right-hander Tyler Chatwood.

      The Angels dealt a top pitching prospect Wednesday to acquire
Iannetta, the latest candidate to solve the club's catching woes.

      Iannetta batted .238 last season with 14 homers, 55 RBIs and a
.370 on-base percentage, second among NL catchers. He also made
just two errors in 112 games during his sixth season with Colorado.
      The Angels struggled to get even meager offense behind the plate
last season after trading slugger Mike Napoli. Jeff Mathis, Bobby
Wilson and Hank Conger provided solid defense, but had miserable
seasons at the plate, none batting above .209.

      Chatwood went 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA as a rookie, slumping down
the stretch after spending much of last season as the Angels' fifth
starter.
      

      
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