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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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Tommy La Stella singled twice and scored a run Friday versus the Reds.
The Cubs couldn't get much going offensively in this one until the eighth inning, when La Stella kicked off what turned out to be a decisive three-run rally. The utility infielder has batted .289/.389/.479 this season and will be a key pinch-hitter for Chicago in the playoffs. Sep 29 - 5:58 PM

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Tommy La Stella is dealing with a minor leg injury.

It's why the Cubs had to pinch-run for him after he drew a walk Friday. La Stella might be limited to pinch-hitting for a while, which is his primary role, anyway.
Sep 15 - 6:01 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

La Stella had just two hits in his previous 12 at-bats spanning seven games, but he couldn't be stopped Saturday. The infielder hit a solo homer in the fifth inning before swatting a two-run shot in the ninth. The dingers gave him five overall this year, and La Stella is batting .310/.412/.571 in 51 games.
Aug 26 - 11:41 PM

Tommy La Stella homered and drove in three runs against the Reds on Wednesday.

He worked a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run in the first inning, then cracked a two-run tater off reliever Alejandro Chacin in the fourth frame. The part-time infielder has performed well when given a rare chance to play, batting .295/.406/.500 with three homers and 11 RBI in 96 plate appearances.
Aug 24 - 12:11 AM

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

La Stella was sent down last month even though he's batted .298/.414/.509 this season. He's replacing Rob Zastryzny on the roster.
Aug 6 - 11:39 AM

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

The 28-year-old utility man was slashing .298/.414/.509 with two homers and five RBI in his 70 plate appearances. He'll assuredly get another chance with the big league club before long.
Jul 22 - 1:57 PM

Tommy La Stella went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk off the bench Wednesday against the Braves.

La Stella was called into duty at third base after Kris Bryant sprained his left pinkie on a slide in the top of the first inning. He could get another couple starts at the hot corner this week while Bryant recovers.
Jul 19 - 3:44 PM

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

La Stella will give the Cubs infield depth while Ben Zobrist works through a lingering left wrist injury. La Stella, 28, has posted a cool .304/.484/.522 batting line in 31 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but we'd expect some immediate regression.
Jun 16 - 3:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
4Jacob Hannemann
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery
12Cory Mazzoni