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La Stella to Minors as Cubs keep 8 in 'pen

Chicago manager Joe Maddon gave another endorsement to the eight-man bullpen concept Saturday when infielder Tommy La Stella was activated from the bereavement list and optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Via Cubs.com
3 days ago

Reports: Tommy La Stella Will Be Optioned to AAA Upon Activation from Bereavement List

It was initially thought that Tommy La Stella would be activated from the bereavement list Friday, but that has been pushed back a day. The corresponding move, as reported by various Cubs beat writers Friday afternoon, will be to option La Stella to AAA Iowa. Though the early reports were couched with qualifiers like “signs point to” and “expected,” it’s been more or...
Via Cubs Insider
4 days ago

The amazing story behind the Chicago Cubs' No. 11

CHICAGO – Every Cub was soaked, drenched in champagne. But not hitting coach John Mallee.No, Mallee’s uniform was completely dry as he stood in the outfield chatting with family about an hour after the Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945 on Saturday night.Mallee had not participated in the wild clubhouse celebration inside the home clubhouse at Wrigley...
Via FOX Sports
October 24, 2016

WATCH: STL: Tommy La Stella won't play for anyone but Cubs

The odd Tommy La Stella saga is discussed on SportsTalk Live.
Via CSN Chicago
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

La Stella yet to report to minors for Cubs

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella was demoted to AAA on July 29th. He still hasn’t reported to the Iowa Cubs because he’s apparently quite upset about the demotion, despite the fact that it was just a baseball move and that he’d be back in the majors with Chicago sooner rather than later. According to CBS Chicago and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, La Stella went back to his home in...
Via The Outside Corner
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta Signs Basically Tommy La Stella

About two weeks ago, the Atlanta Baseball Club traded second baseman Tommy La Stella away to the Chicago Cubs for a small collection of international bonus slots and also right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. The move provided clues as to Atlanta’s dollar valuation of the aforementioned bonus slots relative to baseball’s free-agent market. What else it did […]
Via Fangraphs
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

When the Boston Red Sox came to Atlanta, somewhat surprisingly, it seemed like Red Sox fans actually outnumbered Braves fans at Turner Field. Bear in mind that this was during the Red Sox’ colossal 10-game losing streak when they ranked last in the AL East while the Braves ranked first in the NL East. If that was actually the case, then it certainly says something about fan loyalty...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves promote 2B prospect Tommy La Stella to majors

Tommy La Stella's long-awaited promotion has arrived. The Atlanta Braves promoted their second base prospect from Triple-A Gwinnett to the major league club on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to shore up a position of need for the team this season. La Stella is expected to join the club in Boston. A corresponding move was not announced. The 25-year-old La Stella, Atlanta's eighth...
Via Fox Sports South
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect La Stella trying to maintain focus amid attention

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In the case of Tommy La Stella, career plans rarely hit the fast track. His was a gradual rise littered with second guesses -- up through the college ranks at two different schools, up the draft boards that ignored him twice before, up through the Atlanta Braves' farm system -- but at 25 years old, one final step, or one phone call, is all that separates him...
Via Fox Sports South
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Atlanta’s Tommy La Stella

Profile To put it simply, Tommy La Stella is a hitter. His defense projects be around average; maybe a little below. His arm isn’t very good. But he can hit, and that’s probably the best aspect of the game to have as your calling card. La Stella has hit – and hit well – at every level since being drafted by the Braves in the 2011 MLB Draft. During his junior year – his...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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