Max Stassi

#12 C / Houston Astros / EXP: 4YRS / MINORS Height: 5-10 Weight: 197 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Max Stassi: Optioned to Triple-A Fresno

      Stassi was optioned to Triple-A Fresno following Thursday's game, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Stassi was called up for a few days while Jason Castro was on paternity leave, but he will head back to Triple-A with Castro set to rejoin the team Friday. Stassi will garner consideration next time the Astros decide to bring up a catcher from the minors.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Starting Wednesday

      Stassi will start at catcher and bat eighth in Wednesday's series finale against Cleveland. Recalled to the majors Tuesday, Stassi will get his first start behind the plate for the Astros this season. Erik Kratz will take a seat on the bench while starter Jason Castro (paternity) remains away from the team.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Recalled to majors

      Stassi was recalled to the majors Tuesday. Jason Castro was placed on the paternity list earlier in the day, so Stassi will come up to serve as catching depth. He's just 2-for-14 at the Triple-A thus far this year, so he'll likely serve as Erik Kratz's backup while Castro is away.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Activated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

      Stassi (wrist) was activated from the 15-day DL and was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports. Stassi had been on a rehab assignment with Fresno, so he'll just remain in the minors with the Astros content to stick with Jason Castro and Erik Kratz as their two backstops. During his three-game rehab stint, Stassi went 2-for-11 with five strikeouts.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Begins rehab assignment Tuesday

      Stassi (wrist) will join Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports. Manager AJ Hinch indicated Stassi will play every other day, so it looks as though the club will play it cautiously with the catcher after suffering a fracture in the spring. It remains to be seen whether he'll stay in the minors or join the major league club once healthy, but he'll likely need a decent length rehab after sitting out six weeks.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Placed on 15-day DL

      Stassi (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. He is expected to miss at least the first month of the season after being diagnosed with a broken hamate bone in his left wrist a couple weeks ago. While Stassi is sidelined, Erik Kratz, whom the Astros acquired via trade on Monday, will serve as the backup to Jason Castro.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Out six weeks after wrist surgery

      Stassi had surgery on his left wrist to fix a hook of the hamate fracture and will be out six weeks, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports. Stassi was the favorite to open 2016 as the No. 2 catcher behind starter Jason Castro, but the Astros will be forced to look on the waiver wire or trade market for a replacement. Alfredo Gonzalez is the only other catcher on Houston's 40-man roster, but he has yet to play above Double-A. Evan Gattis (sports hernia) has experience behind the plate, but he's rehabbing from injury and isn't a strong defender.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Out until Wednesday due to hand injury

      Stassi will be out until Wednesday as he flies to Houston to have his hand examined, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros will keep their fingers crossed that no significant problems are found, but we should learn more in the next few days. Stassi's numbers in spring training haven't exactly impressed so far, as he's 2-for-16 with four strikeouts.

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      Astros' Max Stassi: Working with Hinch this spring

      Stassi is working with Astros manager A.J. Hinch to improve his framing, receiving and stance behind the plate this spring, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. "If he makes our team, I want our pitching staff to be comfortable throwing to him," Hinch said of the 24-year-old. "We're going to put in a little bit of work to make sure that his mechanics behind the plate are where they should be, that his body positioning and his hand position are where they should be. He's hungry to get better." Stassi is the favorite to win the Astros' backup catcher job behind starter Jason Castro, but Alfredo Gonzalez, Roberto Pena and Tyler Heineman loom as other internal options for the role, albeit with considerably less experience.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros' Max Stassi comes off bench for first career home run

      Astros catcher Max Stassi hit a pinch-hit home run in a 10-6 win over the A's on Saturday. Stassi has only gotten two starts for the Astros, but he's done well in his pinch-hit appearances. The youngster has only recorded nine at-bats this season and he'll be lucky to reach 20, simply due to the fact they need to give at-bats to Hank Conger and Jason Castro. Keep an eye on him in a couple of years though.