ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Chris Iannetta and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a three-year contract, a deal that keeps the catcher from becoming a free agent.
The Angels announced the deal Friday, two days after they missed the playoffs for the third straight year.
Iannetta's previous contract contained a $5 million club option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout, but the deal said he could void the option if he was traded and Colorado dealt him to the Angels last Nov. 30 for right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
Iannetta provided solid defense and hit .240 with nine homers and 26 RBIs in 79 games, providing an offensive upgrade over the Angels' three 2011 catchers.
He sat out for 2 1/2 months with a broken right wrist. He was hurt May 2 against Minnesota, but stayed in the game to finish catching Jered Weaver's no-hitter.

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