Stassi is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks. Stassi will get a chance to rest his legs after starting the previous three games behind the plate. Kurt Suzuki will catch Shohei Ohtani and bat seventh Friday.
Stassi went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Royals. Stassi took Kris Bubic deep in the third inning Tuesday. The catcher has homered in each of his last three games that he started. He was rewarded by batting cleanup for the first time this year. The 30-year-old has been hot since coming off the injured list June 1, with nine hits in his last 19 plate appearances. He is slashing .333/.396/.625 with four homers, eight RBI and 12 runs in just 14 starts this season.
Stassi went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional RBI and two additional runs in Monday's win over the Royals. Stassi was the Angels' biggest offensive threat, as he recorded a team high in hits, RBI and runs scored while hitting in the fifth spot of the order. The backstop has hit safely in four of his last five games, posting two multi-hit contests and two homers in that span.
Stassi is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Mariners. Stassi sat during Friday's game before going 2-for-5 with a homer as Saturday's starter. He'll retreat to the bench in favor of Kurt Suzuki on Sunday.
Stassi went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs, an RBI and two strikeouts in a 12-5 win over Seattle on Saturday. Stassi's fourth-inning solo home run was Los Angeles' first of 11 straight runs after falling behind 5-1 and triggered a big comeback win. He has a hit in three straight starts since returning from injury and is now slashing .275/.356/.450 in 14 games.
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