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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

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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

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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

Tommy La Stella (head) doubled, walked, and scored a run in his return to action Wednesday.

La Stella was a late scratch from the Braves' starting lineup on Tuesday due to a migraine headache. It was never a serious concern. The rookie second baseman is batting .257/.334/.326 in 88 games this season.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Tommy La Stella was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a migraine.

He should be alright in a day or two. Phil Gosselin took La Stella's spot at second base.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Tommy La Stella had a rough night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Marlins, going hitless in his four at-bats.

He continues to see regular action at second base, but has provided fantasy owners with nothing more than an empty batting average, slashing .260/.335/.328 with one homer and 31 RBI.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Tommy La Stella returned to the Braves' lineup Tuesday.

La Stella left Monday's game against the Dodgers with a cramp in his upper right hamstring, but it obviously was no big deal. The rookie is sporting a .284/.366/.360 batting line this season.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:09:00 PM

Tommy La Stella left Monday's game against the Dodgers with a cramp in his upper right hamstring.

If it's indeed just a cramp, La Stella could be OK in a day or two. Often, however, "cramps" wind up being strains. The Braves should update La Stella's status later Monday.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 2-for-4 with his first career homer and two runs scored Friday against the Nationals.

Normally we'd be impressed that La Stella took Stephen Strasburg deep, but three other Braves homered off him on Friday night. In all seriousness, it was nice to see him get the first one out of the way, but any power is a bonus with the other things he brings to the table. With a .288 batting average and a .364 on-base percentage, he's doing just fine.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Tommy La Stella went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

La Stella had an RBI single and scored in the third inning, part of a six-run frame by the Braves. The 25-year-old also walked and scored in the seventh inning. La Stella is hitting .288/.363/.356 with a 22/23 BB/K ratio since taking over as the Braves' everyday second baseman in late May.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Tommy La Stella doubled twice and knocked in three runs in four at-bats in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

With Uggla out of the picture, La Stella's job is secure. He has responded by hitting safely in all three games out of the All-Star break. The second baseman cleared the bases with one of his two doubles, padding the Braves' lead to 6-1 in the third inning. The rookie is slashing .297/.371/.376 with 21 RBI and a pair of stolen bases to begin his major league career.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Cubs on Sunday.

La Stella scored a run in the second inning, but his big damage came on a bases-loaded double in the seventh. La Stella is batting .292/.371/.357 with 12 runs and 17 RBI since being promoted, and with Dan Uggla appearing to be on the way out, La Stella's playing time will be unchallenged in the second half.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 07:55:00 PM

Tommy La Stella (foot) went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Wednesday against the Mets.

La Stella made an early exit on Tuesday night after getting hit in the right foot by a Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch. He only suffered a minor bruise. The 25-year-old second baseman is batting .270/.356/.339 through his first 33 games at the major league level.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 03:53:00 AM

Tommy La Stella left Tuesday's game against the Mets with a bruised right foot.

La Stella was hit on the foot by a Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch in the second inning. It doesn't appear that there are any X-rays planned, and La Stella says he'll be fine to play Wednesday.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:22:00 PM

Tommy La Stella went hitless in a fifth straight game Thursday against the Astros, though he did manage a sac fly.

La Stella is 2-for-31 with no runs scored in eight games batting first or second. Fredi Gonzalez needs to juggle things again after his misguided idea to hit Jason Heyward fifth and Justin Upton sixth. That he thought it was a smart plan to give B.J. Upton and La Stella more at-bats than those two is pretty baffling.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 05:12:00 PM

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
3Chris Valaika
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Arismendy Alcantara
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
3Mike Baxter
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Felix Doubront
9C.J. Edwards
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Brian Schlitter
7Phil Coke
8Edwin Jackson
9Zach Rosscup
10Blake Parker
11Drake Britton
12Anthony Carter
13Jorge De Leon
14Daniel Bard