Friday, August 23, 2013

Cody Clark is getting promoted

Judging from a few tweets over the last few hours, and now confirmed by OKC play-by-play man Alex Freedman, Max Stassi will head to the 7-Day DL with a mild concussion, and Cody Clark will serve as the backup catcher in Houston.

This will be Clark's, who will be 32 next month, first call-up to the Majors, having been drafted by the Rangers in 2003 out of Wichita State and logging 645 games behind the plate in 11 seasons. For Oklahoma City this season, he's hitting .217/.258/.273 in 44 games.

Update: From the Astros:
The Astros have placed rookie catcher Max Stassi on the 7-day concussion disabled list, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today. 
Luhnow also announced that the Astros have selected catcher Cody Clark from Corpus Christi (AA) to replace Stassi on the Major League roster. Clark, who will wear #39, will join the Astros today in Houston. 
Stassi, 22, sustained a mild concussion after being hit by a pitch in the face while batting in the 8th inning on Wednesday night vs. the Rangers in Arlington. As a result, he underwent X-rays and a CAT scan at the Medical Center of Arlington, which revealed no facial fractures. He underwent tests for a concussion on Thursday in Houston. Stassi's DL stint is backdated to yesterday. 
Stassi was 2x6 with an RBI in his first two Major League games this week vs. the Rangers after being selected from Corpus Christi on Tuesday. At Corpus, he hit .277 in 76 games with 20 doubles, 17 HR and 60 RBI with a .529 slugging pct. Stassi was the TOPPS Texas League Player of the Month for July (.333, 11 HR, 24 RBI, .782 SLG, 1.186 OPS).
This will be the first Major League stint for Clark, who appeared in a combined 46 games at Corpus (2g) and Triple A Oklahoma City (44g).