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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 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. Jul 29 - 11:26 AM

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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.
Jul 16 - 10:42 AM

Tommy La Stella is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Thursday night against the Braves.

It will be his second time in that spot this year -- the last one was April 24. La Stella, 27, has a surprising .289/.372/.482 batting line in 39 games this season. Give him a big boost in your DFS rankings.
Jul 7 - 3:33 PM

Cubs activated INF Tommy La Stella from the 15-day disabled list.

La Stella is starting at third base and batting fifth on Wednesday against the Reds after missing nearly a full month because of a hamstring strain. The 27-year-old had a cool .297/.378/.494 batting line in 90 plate appearances before the injury.
Jul 6 - 11:55 AM

Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through at least Friday.

La Stella has made two rehab appearances for Triple-A Iowa and it looks like he'll make at least two more. The 27-year-old should join the Cubs later this weekend. He'll return to a .291 average with two homers in 79 at-bats.
Jun 30 - 7:35 PM

Tommy La Stella (hamstring) went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a single Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella has been sidelined since June 7 with a right hamstring strain, but he could be ready to rejoin the Cubs within days. The 27-year-old has been a productive bench player this season, batting .291/.378/.494 over 38 games.
Jun 28 - 11:33 AM

Tommy La Stella (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as Monday.

La Stella was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a strained hamstring. He's made steady progress and now it looks like La Stella could be back in the big leagues by the end of the month. He's played reasonably well in a utility role this year, hitting .291 while making starts at both second and third base.
Jun 23 - 4:44 PM

Cubs placed 3B Tommy La Stella on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Chris Coghlan, who was reacquired from the Athletics on Thursday, will take his spot on the active roster. Le Stella has done a nice job in limited playing time this year, hitting .291 with a .494 slugging percentage. It's unclear how much time he'll miss.
Jun 9 - 5:37 PM

Tommy La Stella will start at third base Tuesday against the Phillies.

Kris Byrant will make the start in left field with Jorge Soler sidelined due to a hamstring injury. The Cubs are reportedly planning to call up prospect outfielder Albert Almora on Tuesday, but La Stella and Javier Baez both figure to benefit if Soler requires a stint on the disabled list.
Jun 7 - 2:33 PM

Tommy La Stella went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Drawing another start, the infielder had a double among his three hits, scoring twice on Ben Zobrist hits. Not only was he in the lineup, the 27-year-old occupied choice real estate batting second between Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant. Cubs manager Joe Maddon seems content to ride the hot hand, and that's La Stella, who's now batting .341/.413/.561 in 16 games.
May 6 - 12:27 AM

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

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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Joe Nathan
10Zac Rosscup