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Max Stassi | Designated Hitter

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Astros optioned C Max Stassi to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
It's a bit surprising to see Stassi cut this early, but he wasn't expected to win the backup catcher job. Still, the 22-year-old should be back with the big club before long and has a promising future if he can avoid injuries. Mar 10 - 2:29 PM

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Max Stassi says he feels "100 percent, ready to go" heading into spring training.

Stassi has dealt with a few different ailments in his professional career, including taking a fastball to the face last August that led to a concussion. With Jason Castro and Carlos Corporan ahead of him, Stassi will most likely start the 2014 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Still, the 22-year-old looks like the Astros' backstop of the future and should find himself in Houston before the summer ends.
Feb 12 - 10:39 PM

Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 15-day disabled list.

Stassi missed one month with a concussion. He'll serve as emergency depth at catcher down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:52:00 PM

Max Stassi (concussion) caught another bullpen session Sunday.

It's the third one he's caught since landing on the DL. Stassi also took batting practice Saturday and remains hopeful of returning late this season.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Astros transferred C Max Stassi from the 7-day disabled list to the 15-day disabled list.

Stassi's post-concussion symptoms have lessened over the last week, but it's still unclear when he might return. He was injured on August 21.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 08:16:00 AM

Max Stassi has been riding an exercise bike and has had a reduction in his post-concussion symptoms.

He is still having headaches, but they're not as severe. It's not clear when Stassi might return. "I'm a lot better," he said. "I got a lot of sleep when I was left behind here [while the team went to Chicago] and the only thing is my balance isn't there and there's a little dizziness still. If it doesn't get better in a couple of days, I'll see a balance specialist."
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Astros placed C Max Stassi on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Stassi was hit in the face by a pitch during Wednesday's game, and although he managed to avoid broken bones, he could escape a concussion. Cody Clark has replaced him on the roster.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 02:59:00 PM

X-rays and a CT scan taken Thursday afternoon on Max Stassi's face and head showed no fractures.

Stassi was hit in the head by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The 22-year-old has already flown back to Houston to undergo a concussion test.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 02:39:00 PM

Max Stassi left Wednesday's game against the Rangers after getting hit in the face by a pitch.

Stassi, who was playing in just his second career game, took a Tanner Scheppers pitch in the face with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. He's been sent to the hospital for further evaluation.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:12:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of C Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi.

The Astros have yet to announce corresponding roster moves, but this likely means that Carlos Corporan (concussion) is headed to the 7-day disabled list. Stassi, 22, batted .277/.333/.529 with 17 homers in 76 games this season in Double-A and should serve as Jason Castro's backup for now.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros are planning to call up catcher Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi.

This could be a sign that Carlos Corporan is headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Stassi, who was acquired from the A's in the Jed Lowrie deal, is batting .277/.333/.529 with 17 homers in 76 games this season in Double-A. The 22-year-old might not get much playing time, but he's worth monitoring in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Max Stassi (sports hernia) resumed hitting Monday.

Stassi had sports hernia surgery at the end of February. The young catcher is hoping to be recovered by the start of the minor league season, but that's not a sure thing.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Max Stassi had sports hernia surgery on Thursday.

Stassi is hoping to be recovered by the start of the minor league season, but that's not a sure thing. The 21-year-old catcher batted .268/.331/.468 with 15 home runs and 45 RBI in 84 games last season at High-A Stockton. He should make the jump to Double-A sometime in 2013.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Astros prospect Max Stassi is being evaluated for a possible sports hernia.

The extent of the injury isn't yet known. Stassi batted .268/.331/.468 with 15 home runs at the High-A level last season. The 21-year-old was acquired from the Athletics in the Jed Lowrie trade earlier this month.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Astros acquired C Max Stassi from the Athletics in a five-player trade.

Stassi, who will turn 22 next month, batted .268/.331/.468 with 15 homers at the High-A level last season. He has above-average power for a catcher and could eventually be the Astros' regular backstop. He's obviously not close to being big league-ready, though.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 06:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Marc Krauss
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Alex Presley
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1L.J. Hoes
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Brett Oberholtzer
4Dallas Keuchel
5Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jesse Crain
2Josh Fields
3Matt Albers
4Chad Qualls
5Kevin Chapman
6Anthony Bass
7Jerome Williams
8Paul Clemens
9Brad Peacock
10Alex White