Rockies, Iannetta Agree To Three-Year Deal

FRIDAY, 10:08am: Renck says Iannetta's three-year deal is worth $8.3MM, with a $5MM club option for his first free agent year (2013).

THURSDAY, 3:23pm: Renck says Iannetta and the Rockies have agreed on a three-year deal worth more than $8MM.  The deal includes an option for Iannetta's first free agent year, 2013.  By comparison, Chris Snyder will earn $9.6MM for his arbitration years and Ryan Doumit will get $10.7MM.

1:00pm: The Rockies are close to signing catcher Chris Iannetta to a three-year deal, writes Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  The contract would buy out all three of Iannetta's arbitration years.  Renck says the Rockies' initial offer was around $6.8MM.  He also notes that the team's budget has room for both Iannetta and Yorvit Torrealba.

Iannetta, 27 in April, slumped slightly to .228/.344/.460 in 350 plate appearances this year (still very good for a catcher).  He logged 763.6 innings behind the dish, throwing out 26% of attempted thieves.


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