Iannetta nursing sore hand, may return Sunday

Iannetta nursing sore hand, may return Sunday

ANAHEIM -- Angels catcher Chris Iannetta was out of the Angels' starting lineup for the third straight game on Saturday, due to lingering soreness on his right hand/wrist area after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday -- the night of Jered Weaver's no-hitter.

Iannetta did come in as a defensive replacement during Friday's ninth inning, after Alberto Callaspo pinch-hit for Bobby Wilson, but he isn't ready to start just yet.

"It's just the progression," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He did take some soft-toss today, he took some swings, feeling progress, but still a little stiff. We're hopeful tomorrow he's going to come out and he's going to play."

Iannetta, acquired from the Rockies in exchange for right-hander Tyler Chatwood in November, is batting .220 with a .324 on-base percentage and three homers in 23 games.

Wilson, the backup catcher, caught C.J. Wilson for the first time this season on Saturday.