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Tommy La Stella | Third Baseman | #2

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 173
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / ATL
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated Thursday that Tommy La Stella could be in line for more playing time after the injury to Kyle Schwarber (ankle).
Jorge Soler is poised to receive most of the at-bats in left field, but Maddon said putting Kris Bryant in left and La Stella at third base is also an option. La Stella is worth owning in NL-only leagues. Apr 8 - 10:01 AM

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Tommy La Stella (calf) is expected to return to Cactus League play on Tuesday.

He's been on the shelf with a strained calf. La Stella's role will be scaled back this year now that Ben Zobrist is starting at second base.
Mar 19 - 5:57 PM

Tommy La Stella has been diagnosed with a strained right calf.

La Stella left Monday's game in the first inning after he felt some tightness in his right leg. "We don’t anticipate it to be serious but he’s not going to play now," said manager Joe Maddon. La Stella remains day-to-day.
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Mar 9 - 11:00 AM

Tommy La Stella (calf) was pulled from Monday's Cactus League contest as a precautionary measure.

La Stella exited after the first inning with a bit of lingering calf discomfort. He's being listed as day-to-day. There are no indications that this injury is anything remotely serious. Teams logically aren't going to push their players at this early juncture.
Mar 8 - 11:16 AM

Tommy La Stella exited Monday's Cactus League game with right calf soreness.

La Stella exited the game after the first inning. The Cubs are likely just playing things safe, but more information should be available following Monday's game.
Mar 7 - 4:11 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 10:38:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:52:00 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.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 05:10:00 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.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 05:15:00 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.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 06:48:00 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.
Tue, May 19, 2015 08:43:00 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.
Thu, May 14, 2015 12:26:00 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.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 06:17:00 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.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 05:27:00 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.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard