Family comes before work now. That’s the case for Max Stassi, 32, a catcher for Shohei Ohtani’s Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels announced through their public relations team on Thursday that Stassi has been placed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season.
The team said that Stassi had felt well enough to return to major league play, but due to a “serious health issue” in his family, he has chosen to sit out the remainder of the season.
Stassi left the team in the last week of spring training in March, citing family health issues.
He rejoined the team and began late-season preparations in minor league camp, but was placed on the disabled list with a hip injury.
While his condition improved, his family’s health issues remained unresolved and he was forced to sit out the rest of the season.
“Out of respect for Max and his family, the organization will not be making any further comment,” the Angels said, adding that they wish the player’s family well.
In 10 seasons in the majors, Stassi played 403 games for both the Astros and Angels, batting .212 with a .295 on-base percentage and .361 slugging percentage.카지노
Meanwhile, The Athletic reported that the move will allow the Angels to avoid paying the luxury tax for the 2023 season. That’s because they don’t have to pay players on the restricted list.
The Angels, who have fallen out of contention for a postseason berth, had previously cleared a number of players via waiver claims.