Wrist surgery to sideline SRA alum Iannetta
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.
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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,