Thursday, May 10, 2012
Chris Iannetta To Miss 6-8 Weeks Following Wrist Surgery
Hank Conger would have been the obvious choice, but the switch-hitter has been on the triple-A disabled list because of a strained elbow. He hasn’t played since mid-April and hasn't begun throwing yet during rehabilitation. Robinzon Diaz and John Hester have been catching at Salt Lake.Update: The Angels will call up C John Hester from AAA Salt Lake for the weekend series in Texas, may God have mercy on his soul.
Diaz is the better hitter of the two triple-A catchers, but opponents have been successful on 13 of 14 stolen-base attempts against him. Hester has been with Salt Lake for only a week after being released by Baltimore's triple-A club. He's the better defender but is unfamiliar with the Angels' big league pitchers.