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Astros preparing to call up catching prospect Stassi

The Astros are planning to call up catcher Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi, has learned.

The arrival of Stassi on Tuesday night in Arlington for his Major League debut likely means Carlos Corporan is headed to the disabled list after leaving Monday’s game against the Rangers with a possible concussion. He was hit on the head by a foul tip in the third inning.

Corporan could be placed on the seven-day disabled list, which was created for concussions.

Stassi, acquired along with Chris Carter and Brad Peacock from the A’s in exchange for Jed Lowrie in February, was hitting .277 with 17 homers and 60 RBIs for the Hooks. Stassi, 22, stands 5-foot-10 and hits right-handed.

He was a two-time Texas League Player of the Week this year and was the Hooks’ Player of the Month for July, hitting .333 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs in 24 games, including homers in five consecutive games.

Injury update and lineup

Here’s what’s going on in Kissimmee on this Tuesday morning:

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    Max Stassi

    Catcher Max Stassi is scheduled to fly to Philadelphia today to be examined by Dr. William Meyers on Wednesday and undergo an MRI. Stassi has been bothered by an oblique injury for quite a while, and the Astros fear he has a sports hernia. “I’ll hopefully get some good news,” he said. “Worst-case, a sports hernia puts me out four to six weeks. That will set me back a little bit, but I can move forward from there. I’m in good spirits. I just want to clear up what’s been nagging me.”

  • Right-hander Hector Ambriz, who sprained his left ankle two weeks ago, was set to play catch today and throw live batting practice in the next few days. That will be his final hurdle before getting into a game. “I can’t wait, especially now that the games have started and watching everybody out there compete,” he said. “It’s baseball season and I want to get out there and pitch.”
  • With the Astros having split squads today, a few Minor League players have been summoned from the minicamp to be in uniform in case they’re needed. Among the Minor League players in uniform for the Astros for today’s game against the Tigers are pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, infielder Nolan Fontana and outfielder Michael Burgess, who was take in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

Jordan Lyles pitches for the Astros in Port Charlotte against the Rays today, and if you missed it, here’s in interview I did with him:

Astros lineup Tuesday at home against Tigers (split-squad is also playing Tampa in Port Charlotte):

SS Tyler Greene

2B Jose Altuve

1B Carlos Pena

DH J.D. Martinez

3B Brett Wallace

RF Rick Ankiel

C Jason Castro

LF Fernando Martinez

CF Trevor Crowe

LHP Erik Bedard