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Chris Iannetta activated from disabled list, will catch Zack Greinke’s debut with Angels

Jul 28, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT

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Angels catcher Chris Iannetta hasn’t appeared in a major league game since fracturing his right wrist on May 8. But that will change on Sunday afternoon.

According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, Iannetta has been activated from the disabled list and will start behind the plate in the Angels’ series-finale with the Rays. It’ll also be Zack Greinke‘s Angels debut. John Hester was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake to clear a spot on Anaheim’s 25-man roster.

Iannetta, 29, was batting just .197 with a .706 OPS through his first 26 games this season. The .233/.356/.429 career hitter is obviously capable of much better and could further bolster the Halos’ dangerous offensive attack for the stretch run.

The Angels entered play Saturday with a 55-45 record, ranking second in the four-team AL West.

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