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Rockies designate Chris Iannetta for assignment

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Among a handful of roster moves on Tuesday, the Rockies announced that catcher Chris Iannetta has been designated for assignment. Catcher Dom Nuñez has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Iannetta’s spot on the roster.

Iannetta, 36, hit a disappointing .222/.311/.417 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 164 plate appearances this season. He ended up serving as the understudy to Tony Wolters behind the plate.

Nuñez, 24, has had a terrific year in the minors, batting .244/.362/.559 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI in 257 trips to the plate. The Rockies have gotten a total of seven home runs out of their catchers this season, tied for the second-lowest total in baseball. The hope is that Nuñez can bring that total up to a more respectable number.

Carlos Correa likely headed to injured list again

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Per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortstop Carlos Correa will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a back injury. Correa exited Monday’s game against the Tigers after two innings due to the back issue.

Correa, 24, missed two months between May 26 and July 26 due to a broken rib. Back issues aren’t anything new to him either, as he missed time last year with back issues as well. This season, the shortstop is batting .278/.358/.556 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 310 plate appearances.

Alex Bregman handled shortstop for a majority of the time Correa was out earlier this year, shifting over from third base. That could once again be the case going forward, with Yuli Gurriel taking over at the hot corner.