The Pittsburgh Pirates are among a number of teams that have asked the Colorado Rockies about catcher Chris Iannetta, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Iannetta is currently hitting for a .224/.376/.412 line in 228 at-bats this season.  His best year was in 2008, when he hit for a .264/.390/.505 line in 333 at-bats.  That was under Clint Hurdle.

Iannetta is making $2.55 M this year, and is under contract for $3.55 M in 2012.  He has an option for the 2013 season for $5 M, with a $250 K buyout, although he can void that option if traded.  He holds about $9.2 M in trade value over his next year and a half, which is about the same value as a Stetson Allie, if the Pirates went with a "one good prospect" route.  He might cost a B- pitcher and two C pitchers if they went with multi...

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