As football wraps up for the season, baseball spring training is just around the corner. But for many local guys, they’ve already been preparing for months.
The pitch that hit Stassi came with the bases loaded in Wednesday night’s game with the Astros down a run to the Texas Rangers. It counts as Stassi’s first major-league RBI.
The Oakland Athletics acquired infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for first baseman Chris Carter and two minor leaguers on Monday, including Yuba City product Max Stassi.