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Tommy La Stella | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 173
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs optioned INF Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa.
La Stella is batting .304/.484/.522 over 23 at-bats for the Cubs this season, but they've chosen to keep Ian Happ around over him for the time being. He'll be back eventually. May 21 - 9:12 AM

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Cubs recalled INF Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa.

The versatile 28-year-old has appeared in six games with the Cubs this season, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He's nothing more than a bench bat and late-game defensive replacement for the Cubs and won't carry any fantasy value.
May 7 - 4:53 PM

Cubs activated INF Tommy La Stella from the bereavement list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella saw just four at-bats in his six games with the Cubs, going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He'll get another opportunity in Chicago before long.
Apr 22 - 10:40 AM

Cubs placed INF Tommy La Stella on the bereavement list.

La Stella will be away for a few days following the passing of his grandmother. He's yet to make a start this season.
Apr 17 - 5:16 PM

Tommy La Stella went 1-for-1 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Pinch-hitting for Jon Lester with one out in the seventh inning, La Stella came through with an RBI double to plate Jason Heyward and boost the Cubs to a short-lived 1-0 lead. The Chicago bullpen would allow six runs over the final two innings to erase that advantage. La Stella has seen just four at-bats this month and holds no fantasy value.
Apr 16 - 5:32 PM

Tommy La Stella finished 2-for-2 with two RBI in the Cubs' 9-9 Cactus League tie with the Rangers on Sunday.

La Stella jumped on Rangers right-hander Nick Martinez with a solo shot in the first inning and a run-scoring sac fly in the second. It was just the second game of the spring for La Stella, who came down with some hamstring tightness shortly after arriving at Cubs camp. He will probably have a spot on the Cubs' bench to open the 2017 season.
Mar 5 - 6:53 PM

Tommy La Stella (hamstring) is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Friday.

La Stella has been limited to side work in Cubs camp because of minor left hamstring tightness. It's not something that should affect the 28-year-old infielder's availability for the beginning of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 2 - 3:38 PM

Tommy La Stella is currently dealing with tightness in his left hamstring.

He's considered day-to-day. The 28-year-old appeared in 74 games for the Cubs in 2016, slashing .270/.357/.405 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI in 148 at-bats. He's expected to once again function in a utility role for the Cubs in 2017.
Feb 25 - 12:18 PM

Cubs recalled INF Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella is starting at second base and batting seventh on Wednesday night against Pirates right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. He initially refused to report to the minors when the Cubs demoted him on July 29 but eventually relented and is now back in the majors as a utilityman.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:07:00 PM

Tommy La Stella will be among the Cubs' September call-ups this week.

La Stella initially refused to report to Triple-A Iowa following his demotion late last month -- and was even placed on the temporary inactive list for a stretch -- but he finally came around to the idea and has been playing regularly between second base and third base in Triple-A. The 27-year-old was batting .295/.388/.457 at the time of his demotion and is capable of being a useful bench piece down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Tommy La Stella is starting at second base and batting second Wednesday with Double-A Tennessee.

His holdout is finally over. La Stella was demoted to Triple-A Iowa on July 29 but headed home to New Jersey instead and remained there for over two weeks. He'll now try to work his way back to Chicago via the Double-A level.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Tommy La Stella has been placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella was optioned to Iowa on July 29 but refused to report and is currently working out at home in New Jersey. The 27-year-old utilityman had a .295/.388/.457 batting line in 122 plate appearances at the time of his demotion and is still upset about the move. What happens next is mostly up to him.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Tommy La Stella has not reported to Triple-A Iowa, 11 days after his demotion.

La Stella was upset about getting bumped from the Cubs' active 25-man roster on July 29 and headed home to New Jersey instead of Des Moines. He is working out and in contact with Cubs management, but this obviously makes for a tricky situation for the organization. "It’s just what he’s thinking and what he wants his next step to be regarding his career path in baseball or otherwise," Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters on Tuesday. "There’s no animosity whatsoever. It’s really the same conversation. It’s just a young man in a situation now trying to weigh his different options."
Source: CBS Chicago
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Cubs optioned INF Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella has batted .295/.388/.457 this season, but with Chris Coghlan (rib cage) back from the disabled list there weren't going to be many at-bats available for him. He'll be back eventually.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Tommy La Stella is in the Cubs starting lineup and batting leadoff for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Rangers.

La Stella is getting the start at third base while Kris Bryant mans right field. The 27-year-old is hitting .264/.350/.440 with two homers and seven RBI in 103 plate appearances.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 10:42:00 AM

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