Rookie catcher Max Stassi who was hit in the face with a pitch Wednesday night in Arlington flew to Houston with his father Jim on Thursday to undergo concussion tests. Stassi spent the night at the Medical Center of Arlington where X-Rays and a CAT scan revealed no facial fractures. “We were relieved because looking at it live it seemed like it might be worse” general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “He was fortunate that there’s no fracture. Obviously any time there’s a blow to the head you have to be careful.” Jim Stassi who coached Max at Yuba City (Calif.) High had flown to Arlington on Tuesday to watch his son make his major league debut. With the bases loaded in the eighth inning at Rangers Ballpark Stassi was hit in his nose and mouth after Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers drilled Stassi with a fastball. Fortunately for Stassi he turned away from the pitch and took the initial brunt of the blow on his shoulder. He never made it to first base after collecting his first major league RBI.
No facial fractures for Max Stassi
Houston Chronicle | Aug 24