Angels' Iannetta out 6-8 weeks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)
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.
Bobby Wilson is Iannetta's backup.