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Tommy La Stella | Second Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Coastal Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and batting second Monday afternoon in St. Louis.
Starlin Castro is at second base and Kris Bryant is in right field as the Cubs kick off a big three-game series against the Cardinals. La Stella, a left-handed-hitter, makes for an intriguing DFS value play Monday out of the two-hole. St. Louis is starting right-hander Lance Lynn, who has struggled lately. Sep 7 - 10:38 AM

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

La Stella will give the Cubs infield depth with Chris Coghlan likely moving back to the outfield in the wake of Jorge Soler's oblique injury. La Stella is doubtful to hold fantasy value even if he gets regular playing time.
Aug 24 - 11:52 AM

Cubs activated INF Tommy La Stella from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella is recovered from his severe oblique strain, but there's no spot for him on the Cubs' active roster. He could get the call when rosters expand in September.
Aug 11 - 5:10 PM

Tommy La Stella (oblique) is ready to resume a rehab assignment.

La Stella has been out nearly all season with an oblique strain that he's aggravated on at least one occasion. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll need.
Jul 27 - 5:15 PM

Cubs transferred 2B Tommy La Stella to the 60-day disabled list.

He's been out with an oblique injury since April 8. With Addison Russell settled in at second base, La Stella probably won't see much playing time when he comes back.
Jul 4 - 6:48 PM

Tommy La Stella (oblique) will be sidelined for at least another month.

La Stella was technically on the disabled list with a rib cage injury, but now the Cubs say he also hurt his oblique, which will set him back much longer. He began a rehab assignment last week and had been slated to return soon.
May 19 - 8:43 PM

Tommy La Stella (oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Tennessee.

La Stella has been out since April 14 with a severe oblique strain. He'll probably spend a couple of weeks in the minors before the Cubs decide what his role will be. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell have both been promoted to the majors during La Stella's absence.
May 14 - 12:26 PM

Tommy La Stella (oblique) has been throwing and doing work in the pool but has yet to resume hitting.

La Stella is nursing a strained oblique, a notoriously fickle and nasty injury. With Addison Russell now in Chicago the Cubs don't need to rush La Stella back, and when he does return it will likely be in a reserve role. When that will be remains uncertain, but it's probably not soon.
Apr 29 - 6:17 PM

Cubs placed INF Tommy La Stella on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.

La Stella suffered the injury over the weekend. It's been called a minor oblique strain, so he should be ready to return almost as soon as his 15 days are up.
Apr 14 - 5:27 PM

Tommy La Stella (oblique) will hit soft-toss prior to Monday's game to determine whether he'll be available off the bench.

La Stella is nursing an oblique strain, but the Cubs consider it minor and it appears for now that he'll avoid the disabled list. Mike Olt is at third base Monday.
Apr 13 - 5:44 PM

Tommy La Stella is unavailable to play Sunday due to a strain in his side.

The Cubs aren't calling it an oblique strain at this point, but it's certainly possible that's what it is. Consider La Stella day-to-day for now, but we can't rule out a future stint on the disabled list.
Apr 12 - 2:07 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-3 and scored a run in Sunday's Cactus League match-up with the Royals.

All three hits were singles, raising his average to .333 (13-for-39). Only two of his 13 hits have gone for extra bases (a double and a triple), which is emblematic of what to expect of him during the regular season. La Stella will mostly contribute off the bench.
Mar 29 - 7:21 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-3 and scored a run as the Cubs topped the Athletics 5-3 in Cactus League action on Friday.

La Stella is slated to begin the season as the Cubs everyday third baseman, though he's likely just keeping the seat warm until Kris Bryant passes the Super-two deadline and joins the big league club at some point in June.
Mar 13 - 11:14 PM

Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella and international signing bonus slot #4 from the Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino and Cubs international signing bonus slots #2, #3 and #4.

The 25-year-old took over as the Braves starting second baseman midway through the 2014 season, slashing .251/.328/.317 with one homer and 31 RBI in his 93 games. He should function as a reserve infielder for the Cubs.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Phil Gosselin has seen more time at second base of late, so this was his first start since Saturday. La Stella got off to a nice start in the majors, but he's hitting just .174 since the start of August.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:38:00 PM