ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) â€” Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta will be out six to eight weeks because of an injury to his right wrist.
Without specifying the exact injury, the Angels announced Thursday that Iannetta will undergo surgery Friday.
Iannetta has been playing with the injury since getting hit by a pitch during his first at-bat May 2. He stayed in the game and caught Jered Weaver's no-hitter against Minnesota.
Before his injury, Iannetta had been a solid addition to the Angels' lineup since arriving in an offseason trade with Colorado.
The veteran catcher is in a 2-for-25 slump and hasn't managed a hit since his injury. His average has dropped to .197 with three homers and nine RBIs.
According to angels.com, Iannetta will have the surgery performed by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand and wrist specialist at Kerlan/Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The website also noted that despite the injury, Iannetta, a lifetime .233 hitter, played in four of the team's six games after he was hit by the pitch.
Bobby Wilson is Iannetta's backup. Heâ€™s batting .222 with one RBI,