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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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Tommy La Stella is starting at second base and batting second Wednesday with Double-A Tennessee.
His holdout is finally over. La Stella was demoted to Triple-A Iowa on July 29 but headed home to New Jersey instead and remained there for over two weeks. He'll now try to work his way back to Chicago via the Double-A level. Aug 17 - 3:04 PM

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Tommy La Stella has been placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Iowa.

La Stella was optioned to Iowa on July 29 but refused to report and is currently working out at home in New Jersey. The 27-year-old utilityman had a .295/.388/.457 batting line in 122 plate appearances at the time of his demotion and is still upset about the move. What happens next is mostly up to him.
Aug 9 - 6:46 PM

Tommy La Stella has not reported to Triple-A Iowa, 11 days after his demotion.

La Stella was upset about getting bumped from the Cubs' active 25-man roster on July 29 and headed home to New Jersey instead of Des Moines. He is working out and in contact with Cubs management, but this obviously makes for a tricky situation for the organization. "It’s just what he’s thinking and what he wants his next step to be regarding his career path in baseball or otherwise," Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters on Tuesday. "There’s no animosity whatsoever. It’s really the same conversation. It’s just a young man in a situation now trying to weigh his different options."
Source: CBS Chicago
Aug 9 - 4:21 PM

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

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

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
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena