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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 (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

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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

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

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Donn Roach
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood