Max 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.
Bashlor (elbow) pitched 2.2 innings without allowing a run with three strikeouts Monday.
Bashlor missed two full seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but he's back pitching the New York Mets ' minor league system. The 23-year-old has a 1.54 ERA and a pair of saves in seven appearances this season with High-A Columbia.
Contrary to an earlier report, Kari Lehtonen has not been confirmed as the starting goaltender for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Blues, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff initially told the media that Lehtonen would get the call, despite allowing three goals on five shots before a premature exit in Sunday's Game 2, but The Dallas Morning News reports that Ruff may have been joking when he said, "Well, we've been going with Lehtonen, so we're going to stay with him." Possible misdirection from the bench boss came to light when Niemi was the first goalie to leave the ice at morning skate Tuesday. Whenever a goalie is the first one off, it almost always means he'll start that night. Official confirmation will arrive during pregame warmups.
Zack Cozart (knee) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
Cozart has been dealing with knee tendinitis, and it appears that manager Bryan Price wants to give the shortstop's knee another day to rest before returning to full action again. He could be available off the bench if needed, but Ivan De Jesus will take his spot at shortstop Tuesday.
Mike Napoli (neck) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Napoli missed the last two games after experiencing neck stiffness, but it appears to have subsided as he'll return to the lineup Tuesday. The 34-year-old is set to take the first base duties and bat fifth against Justin Verlander.