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Max Stassi | Catcher | #12

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / OAK
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Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 10-day disabled list.
Stassi ended up missing the minimum with left hand inflammation. He'll serve as an extra catcher for the stretch run. Sep 4 - 3:03 PM

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Max Stassi (hand) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday, the first day he's eligible.

Stassi has been out with left hand inflammation. He'll be the Astros' third catcher until Evan Gattis (wrist) returns, at which point he'll become the fourth catcher.
Sep 3 - 12:04 PM

Astros placed C Max Stassi on the 10-day disabled list with left hand inflammation.

Stassi must have been hurt in a start Wednesday. With Evan Gattis back from the DL, he wasn't going to be playing anymore, anyway.
Aug 25 - 6:03 PM

Max Stassi homered and walked twice Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Stassi wasn't called up until the Astros lost their second catcher when Brian McCann went down, but he's played well enough the last nine days that the team is keeping him over Juan Centeno with McCann returning. He's 3-for-14 with two homers and three walks.
Aug 23 - 11:15 PM

Max Stassi hit his second major league home run in the Astros' 9-4 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Stassi drew the start at catcher in the afternoon tilt at Chase Field and contributed an RBI double to the Astros' five-run second inning before belting a solo homer off Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Hoover in the top of the ninth. Stassi was promoted to the majors on Monday after posting an .856 OPS over 73 games this season at Triple-A Fresno and he should see semi-regular playing time while Brian McCann (knee) and Evan Gattis (concussion) are sidelined.
Aug 15 - 6:53 PM

Astros purchased the contract of C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi lost his spot on the 40-man roster during spring training, but he's back on it now with the Astros hurting for catching depth. The 26-year-old has hit .266/.383/.473 with 12 homers at Fresno this season and will share catching duties with Juan Centeno.
Aug 14 - 6:43 PM

Astros sent C Max Stassi outright to Triple-A Fresno.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Stassi, 26, appeared in nine games with the Astros last season and batted .230/.294/.374 with seven homers and 32 RBI over 69 games at the Triple-A level.
Mar 21 - 2:48 PM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi will act as emergency depth at catcher down the stretch for Houston. He is 0-for-4 with two strikeouts this season at the major league level.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Astros optioned C Max Stassi to Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi took Jason Castro's roster spot for a few days while he was on paternity leave. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his only start Wednesday against Cleveland. Evan Gattis is in the minors preparing to catch again, which will push Stassi even further down the Astros' depth chart.
Thu, May 12, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi will give the Astros depth at catcher while Jason Castro welcomes a new child into the world. Stassi, 25, was 2-for-14 with six strikeouts at the Triple-A level.
Tue, May 10, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Fresno.

The Astros have elected to keep Erik Kratz around as Jason Castro's backup. Stassi was coming back from hamate bone surgery.
Sun, May 8, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Astros placed C Max Stassi on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hamate bone.

Stassi had surgery to remove the bone last month and will be out until early May. Erik Kratz will back up Jason Castro until then.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Max Stassi will miss approximately six weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a hook of the hamate fracture of his left wrist.

This means Stassi will be sidelined until early May. The 25-year-old was expected to open the season as Houston's backup catcher, so now Alfredo Gonzalez, Roberto Pena and Tyler Heineman are the likely candidates for the job.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 08:30:00 AM

Max Stassi has departed Astros camp in order to have a left hamate bone injury checked out.

If he needs surgery to remove the bone -- which is often what ends up happening -- Stassi would figure to be sidelined for at least six weeks. Stassi is currently in line to open the season as Jason Castro's backup, so this could open up a roster spot for someone like Tyler Heineman or Alfredo Gonzalez.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 10:29:00 AM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

The Astros needed catching depth with Jason Castro (strained quad) headed to the disabled list. Stassi doesn't hit for a high average but he does have some pop (13 homers in 84 games). He's expected to be available for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Cameron Maybin
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8Francisco Liriano
9Michael Feliz
10Francis Martes
11Joe Musgrove
12Reymin Guduan
13Mike Fiers