Rockies trade Iannetta, close to signing Hernandez
The Colorado Rockies have traded catcherto the Los Angeles Angeles for right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood. The deal is reportedly a prescursor to the Rockies signing catcher Ramon Hernandez.
Chatwood, the Angels’ second-round pick in 2008, was 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA in 27 appearances — 25 starts — as a 21-year-old rookie in 2011.
Iannetta was entering the final year of a three-year contract that includes an club option for 2013. The option can be voided now that he has been traded.
FoxSports.com reports that the Rockies have agreed to a two-year contract worth $6.5 million. Hernandez, 35, hit .282 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 91 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 2011.