Now, it appears Iannetta is back to being the everyday catcher.
Iannetta has started 12 of the 19 games since the All-Star break and seven of the last eight -- including Tuesday's game against right-hander Yu Darvish.
"Hank's going to get time," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Chris' defense is starting to play a lot more, and that's important. At the plate, he's been pretty consistent with what he's done. He's taken his walks, I think he's starting to feel a little more comfortable in the batter's box. But, I think on the defensive side, he's doing a good job."
Iannetta threw out three runners attempting to steal in Friday's victory over the Blue Jays and has a hit in four consecutive games for the first time since May 28-June 1.
"Hank's going to play," Scioscia said. "At times, one guy is going to do it more than the other, and right now, Chris is feeling a little more comfortable right now.
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