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Rockies Reunite With Catcher Chris Iannetta On Two-Year Deal

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The Colorado Rockies have reunited with catcher Chris Iannetta on a two-year, $8.5 million deal, as announced one week ago on Friday.

Iannetta, 34, started his Major League career with the Rockies from 2006-11. He then went on to play for the Los Angeles Angels from 2012-15, the Seattle Mariners in 2016, and Arizona Diamondbacks this past season.

During his six years with the Rockies, Iannetta was a .235 hitter, which is slightly better than his overall career average of .231.

Iannetta had his best overall season in 2008 over 333 at-bats, as his 18 homers, 65 RBIs, 22 doubles, 88 hits, 168 total bases, .264 batting average, and .390 on-base percentage remain career highs to this day.

This past season for the Diamondbacks in 272 at-bats, Iannetta set a career high in slugging percentage with a .511 mark which topped his previous best of .505 in 2008. His 17 homers and 43 RBIs were also the most he’s had since 2011, when he had 14 and 55 that season.

A platoon catcher, Iannetta has made over 100 appearances just four times in his eleven full seasons since 2007, and at least 79 in all but one year since 2008. Though never known for his hitting, his ability to get on base is underlooked as he’s had six seasons since 2007 with an on-base percentage of .344 or higher.

Overall in 12-year career, Iannetta’s a .231/.347/.407 hitter with 124 homers, 158 doubles, 445 RBIs, and 508 walks.

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Rockies Place Tyler Anderson On IL

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The Colorado Rockies have placed left-hander Tyler Anderson on the 10-day injured list due to left knee inflammation, according to an official team announcement.

Anderson, 29, has struggled to start the season, giving up 11 runs over his first 2 starts of the 2019 campaign.

In a corresponding move, the Rockies have recalled right-hander Yency Almonte from Triple-A.

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Rockies Sign Jorge De La Rosa

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The Colorado Rockies have signed left hander Jorge De La Rosa who was brought back to the organization via a minors deal.

De La Rosa, 38, spent 9 years with the Rockies, pitching to the tune of a 4.35 ERA during that span, and spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs.

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Rockies Call Up Pat Valaika

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The Colorado Rockies have called up infielder Pat Valaika to fill the roster spot of the injured Daniel Murphy, according to The Athletic’s Nick Groke.

Valaika is coming off a red hot Spring Training in which he clubbed 4 homers in 49 at bats.

At this time is appears as though Valaika will serve in a bench role, as Ryan McMahon will take Murphy’s starting job during his absence.

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