The Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta, a league source has confirmed to SB Nation. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman was first to report the deal.
Iannetta joins fellow free-agent signee Jeff Mathis as top options for the Diamondbacks behind the plate next season, with Chris Herrmann and Oscar Hernandez also providing depth. Iannetta drew strong interest from the Blue Jays during the winter meetings after having his club option declined by the Mariners immediately following the season.
Iannetta, 33, hit .210/.303/.329 with seven homers in 94 games for Seattle last season. He has seen a sharp decline in offensive production over the past three seasons, but could see a revival on a low-cost deal with Arizona.
Iannetta is a veteran of 11 major-league seasons with the Rockies (2006-11), Angels (2012-15) and Mariners (2016), owning a .229/.346/.397 line with 107 homers in that time.