With Max Stassi set to start the year on the disabled list following surgery to remove the hook on top of his left hamate bone, the Astros are searching for outside catching options. Beyond starter Jason Castro, the Astros have Minor Leaguer catchers Roberto Pena and Tyler Heineman remaining in camp.
Max Stassi returned to the Astros' clubhouse on Thursday, three days after undergoing surgery to remove the hook on top of his left hamate bone.
Max Stassi, who had the inside track for the Astros' backup catcher role, will miss about six weeks after undergoing surgery on Monday to repair a hook of the hamate fracture of his left wrist, the club announced on Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff in Houston.
On Saturday, Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi stepped up and smacked his first career home run at the MLB level. The blast, which cleared the wall in right field at Minute Maid Park, came against his former club the Oakland Athletics. After the game, Stassi - who has been playing semi-frequently for Houston lately with main catcher Jason Castro just having returned to the lineup...
The Houston Astros lost catcher Jason Castro on Saturday after he suffered a right quad strain in Friday night's game. Since the club doesn't expect him back in action for at least a few weeks, catcher Max Stassi was promoted from Triple-A Fresno to take his place. Stassi was already expected to be among the players brought up by Houston once rosters expand on September 1, but...
The Baltimore Orioles' search for another catcher continues after their weekend series with the Houston Astros. In an article posted Sunday evening, I discussed the option of picking up a catcher from the Dodgers in exchange for reliever Troy Patton. There has been no word concerning any possible trades at the moment and the Orioles will take their time finding a backup.According...
Houston Astros catching prospect Max Stassi is confident that he has put his injury issues behind him and he's ready to stake his claim for a place on the big-league roster in 2014. Stassi talked to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle about his health and how he doesn't really care whether people think he's injury-prone or not.“It’s just kind of an unfortunate label that...
Yardbarker with Fox Sports Primetime, Pat & Steve listen to some great sound from the Yardbarker website including Lebron's best NBA players, Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins does some singing, former NFL great Fran tarkenton goes off on a current NFL QB and Max Stassi of the Astros falls asleep on the bases.
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