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August 7, 2020 01:44 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Slugs another homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's win over Seattle.

Stassi plated the Angels' fourth run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and provided a pair of insurance runs with a homer to left field in the eighth. The long ball was the fourth of the season for Stassi, tied for first among major-league catchers. The 29-year-old is already halfway to his career-high total of eight homers established in 2018.

August 6, 2020 09:12 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Swats third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a loss to Seattle on Wednesday.

Stassi provided the first run of the game with a 425-foot blast to center field in the third inning. The backstop has been a surprising source of power for the Angels this season, collecting three homers and six RBI in 18 at-bats. By comparison, Stassi hit only one long ball in 132 at-bats between the Astros and Angels in 2019.

July 31, 2020 01:28 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Knocks two-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 8-5 loss to the Mariners.

Stassi finally put the Angels on the board with his fifth-inning blast against Mariners starter Marco Gonzales. The catcher has now homered in each of his last two starts, accounting for all five of his RBI this season. Stassi will continue to split time with Jason Castro behind the dish.

July 29, 2020 04:48 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Launches three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.

This was Stassi's first home run in 23 games with the Angels dating back to last season. The 29-year-old has reverse splits for his career and in fact has struggled mightily against southpaws (.186/.256/.311), but the Angels value Stassi's pitch-framing skills and seem intent on working him in against lefties. Jason Castro is the starter against right-handed pitching.

April 7, 2020 10:12 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Valued for pitch-framing skills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi is locked in as the Angels' No. 2 catcher due largely to his ability to frame pitches, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The Angels have emphasized pitch framing in recent seasons because of the boost it can give to their pitching staff. As such, the team employs two of the league's top pitch framers in Stassi and Jason Castro. While Stassi has yet to attain a primary catcher role in the big leagues, he ranks 11th in pitch framing among backstops who have caught at least 1,000 innings over the last four years, per FanGraphs.

March 6, 2020 09:00 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) is starting behind the plate and batting sixth in Friday's Cactus League game versus the Royals.

The 28-year-old has previously served as a designated hitter in spring games, but his return to defensive action indicates he's been fully cleared from offseason hip surgery. Stassi is expected to compete with Anthony Bemboom for the backup catching job in spring training.

March 1, 2020 02:20 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Pulled from starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) is no longer listed in the starting lineup for Sunday's split-squad game versus the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Stassi was initially set to bat second as the designated hitter but isn't included in the updated lineup, though he's still listed as an available bench player on the lineup card. There's been no reports of a setback as he continues to recover from offseason hip surgery, so the reason for the lineup change remains unclear.

March 1, 2020 11:56 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Starting at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) is batting second as the designated hitter in Sunday's split-squad game against the Rockies.

It's not the first time this spring the 28-year-old is seeing game action as a DH, though he previously came off the bench. It's unclear when Stassi is expected to work behind the plate in games, but he appears to progressing well from offseason hip surgery and should be ready for Opening Day.

February 25, 2020 01:20 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Expected to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) is slated to appear in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Reds as a designated hitter.

Based on the information the Angels provided on their lineup card, Stassi is set to replace Shohei Ohtani midway through the contest for what will mark the 28-year-old's spring debut. Stassi has been eased into workouts this spring while recovering from offseason hip surgery, but he's expected to be ready to go for Opening Day. He'll likely see some action behind the plate in Cactus League games within the next week or two.

February 22, 2020 10:52 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Expected to be ready by Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) is on track to be healthy for Opening Day, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

Stassi underwent right hip surgery in the offseason, but he is currently in camp and has been taking batting practice as well as participating in catching drills. The 28-year-old is expected to compete for a backup role behind newly acquired Jason Castro.

January 9, 2020 08:28 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Settles with Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Stassi and the Angels will avoid arbitration by settling on a one-year deal. It remains unclear if he'll be ready for Opening Day after undergoing hip surgery in September, likely giving Jason Castro and Anthony Bemboom a leg up on the competition.

November 11, 2019 04:44 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: No lock for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (hip) may not be ready to go by Opening Day, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Stassi underwent a hip procedure in late September that was expected to keep him out for 4-to-6 months. The back end of that window should have had him ready to go right around Opening Day, but he appears to be potentially a bit behind schedule since his availability for the start of the season is now in doubt.

September 24, 2019 07:16 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Needs hip surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi will undergo right hip surgery next week and will need 4-to-6 months to recover, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

Kevan Smith and Anthony Bemboom will handle the catching duties over the final games of the season. Stassi hit .136 with one home run in 147 plate appearances this year. This surgery could affect his availability for the start of spring training.

September 21, 2019 07:44 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Sees specialist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi saw a specialist Friday to address his sore oblique, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Stassi has been out since Sept. 3 with the injury. Although he recently indicated that he is feeling better, the decision to consult a specialist suggests that the 28-year-old is not close to a return. With the regular season rapidly coming to an end, there is a strong chance that Stassi will not play again in 2019.

September 16, 2019 11:16 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Remains out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (oblique) is improving but has not been cleared to play, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Stassi indicated that he is feeling better but there remains no set timeframe for his return. The 28-year-old has been out since Sept. 3 while recovering from a sore oblique.

September 11, 2019 07:32 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Nursing sore oblique
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi has been dealing with a sore oblique, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The report sheds some light on the nature of Stassi's injury, which had previously been mentioned only as an unspecified side issue. Recovery timelines on oblique injuries tend to be unpredictable, hence the lack of clarity on a potential return date. Stassi has not played since Sept. 3.

September 10, 2019 06:08 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi (side) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

Stassi has not appeared in a game since Sept. 3. He's been nursing a side injury and it's not clear when he's expected back. Kevan Smith and Anthony Bemboom have been splitting time behind the plate in Stassi's absence.

September 9, 2019 02:08 AM
Angels' Max Stassi: Dealing with side issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi is dealing with a side issue and will be evaluated Monday, the Associated Press reports.

Stassi has sat out the last five games while nursing the unspecified side issue. The Angels return home Monday, at which point the 28-year-old will be further examined. Stassi has only three hits in 42 at-bats since being acquired from Houston at the trade deadline.

September 6, 2019 04:20 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Remains on bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.

Stassi will ride the pine for the third straight contest as the Angels continue to utilize a three-man rotation behind the plate. Anthony Bemboom receives the starting nod and will hit ninth Friday.

September 5, 2019 01:44 PM
Angels' Max Stassi: Sitting again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stassi is not starting Thursday against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

Stassi will stick on the bench for a second straight game as the Angels continue to rotate between three catchers. Kevan Smith is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth in this one.

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