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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.

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.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.