Braves move quickly, trade newly acquired catcher to White Sox

AP photo by Ross D. Franklin / Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi, left, throws as umpire Brian Walsh looks on during a spring training game against the Cleveland Guardians on March 14 in Goodyear, Ariz.
AP photo by Ross D. Franklin / Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi, left, throws as umpire Brian Walsh looks on during a spring training game against the Cleveland Guardians on March 14 in Goodyear, Ariz.

CHICAGO — Max Stassi was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, one day after the veteran catcher was acquired in a deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

The White Sox received Stassi and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named or cash.

Stassi, 32, did not play this past season. He strained his left hip in spring training, and the team said on Sept. 9 that while he was capable of resuming baseball activities, he would miss the rest of the season because of a serious family medical issue.

Stassi has a .212 career average with 41 home runs and 128 RBIs in 10 MLB seasons with the Houston Astros (2013-19) and the Angels (2019-23).

The Braves acquired Stassi and infielder David Fletcher from the Angels on Friday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Tyler Thomas and infielder Evan White.

Stassi was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the fourth round of the 2009 amateur draft. He was traded to the Astros in February 2013 as part of a five-player deal.

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