HOUSTON -- Astros catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi, both of whom are on the seven-day concussion disabled list, won't travel with the team to Chicago for this week's series against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
Both backstops are still feeling the lingering effects from concussions suffered in last week's series against the Rangers and will continue to rest in Houston. Corporan was struck on the mask by a foul tip on Monday, and Stassi was hit in the head by a pitch on Wednesday.
Corporan, who was hitting .245 with seven homers and 17 RBIs as the backup to All-Star catcher Jason Castro, said he hopes to begin working out soon after the team returns from the three-day road trip on Thursday.
"We'll see how I feel and a few days after that, maybe I can do a rehab and do whatever they're going to do with me and start playing games," Corporan said.
Corporan is making progress every day, but is still having frequent headaches. He's scheduled to see a specialist on Monday, though a CT scan performed Friday came up negative. Meanwhile, Corporan is trying to stay away from watching TV or staring at his cell phone screen while getting as much sleep as possible.
"I'm going to relax for two days and whenever they come back from the road trip, that's when I'm going to start working out and doing all my regular stuff and see how I feel," Corporan said. "If I feel good, we'll see what they're going to do with me and see if they send me to rehab."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.