Stassi is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. Anthony Bemboom will take over behind the plate as Stassi sits for the Angels' final game of 2020. Stassi had a great showing, offensively, in 105 plate appearances around a knee injury and projects to open 2021 as the primary catcher barring any offseason additions.
Stassi is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres. Stassi will receive a breather one day after turning in his best game of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win, during which he went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI. Anthony Bemboom will draw the starting nod behind the dish Wednesday, but Stassi should be back as the Angels' starting catcher in Friday's series opener against the Dodgers.
Stassi went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI to lead the Angels to a victory over San Diego on Tuesday. Stassi supplied most of the offense in the 4-2 win, smashing a solo homer in the second inning and slugging a two-run shot in the sixth. The performance gives him seven long balls on the season, just one shy of his career-high mark set in over 150 fewer at-bats with Houston two seasons ago. Stassi's four-hit game also helped him raise his batting average 37 points to .293.
Stassi went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 8-5 victory over the Rangers. Stassi picked up an RBI after grounding into a double play in the second inning, and he plated a run in the fourth on a single to left field. The backstop is putting together a solid season by his standards, slashing .256/.344/.462 with five homers and 17 RBI through 27 contests. He finished with a .136/.211/.167 line through 51 games a season ago.
Stassi is not in the lineup Sunday against Texas, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Stassi started the first two games of the series but will take a seat after going 0-for-6 with four strikeouts and a walk. Anthony Bemboom will catch for Julio Teheran on Sunday.
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