White Sox acquire catcher Max Stassi in trade with Braves

Max Stassi is on the move - again.

A day after he was traded from the Angels to the Braves, the veteran catcher was flipped to the White Sox Saturday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

According to a source, Atlanta is "covering most" of Stassi's $7 million salary for 2024.

On Friday the 32-year-old Stassi and infielder David Fletcher were traded from the Angels to the Braves for first baseman Evan White and left-handed pitcher Tyler Thomas.

Stassi missed the entire 2023 season with a left hip strain and placement on the Restricted List due to a family medical issue.

In 2022, the 5-foot-10, 200-pounder played in 102 games with the Angels and hit .180/.267/.303 with 9 home runs and 30 RBI.

Over 10 seasons with the Angels and Astros, Stassi hit .212/.295/.361 with 41 homers and 128 RBI.

According to FanGraphs, Stassi's 38.1 framing rate from 2018-22 was the second best by a catcher in MLB, trailing only Austin Hedges (43.5).

Edgar Quero is the White Sox' catcher of the future, but he's likely to spend most of next season with Class AAA Charlotte.

Acquired from the Angels in the July 26 trade that sent Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez to Los Angeles, the 20-year-old Quero hit a combined .255/.380/.351 with 6 homers and 57 RBI for Class AA Birmingham and Double-A Rocket City.

The White Sox need a bridge at catcher and Stassi and Korey Lee fit the profile.

Acquired from the Astros in a July 28 trade for relief pitcher Kendall Graveman, Lee played in 24 games with the Sox and slashed .077/.143/.139 with 1 home run and 3 RBI.

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