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Team W-L L10 STRK
106-56 7-3 W2
90-72 7-3 W3
73-89 7-3 L3
68-94 3-7 W2
60-102 4-6 W4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .239 2 14 .632 0

Top Tommy La Stella News

  • Mariners' Tommy La Stella: Joining Seattle

    La Stella signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Thursday.

    La Stella spent the past two seasons with the Giants and battled various injuries during his time with the club. He played in just 60 games last year and slashed .239/.282/.350 with two homers, 17 runs and 14 RBI but will attempt to bounce back during his age-34 season. La Stella missed the end of 2022 with neck spasms but should be ready for spring training in February.

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  • Tommy La Stella: Released by Giants

    La Stella was released by the Giants on Thursday.

    La Stella is owed $11.5 million in 2023, so it's no surprise he went through waivers unclaimed after the Giants designated him for assignment in December. The veteran infielder managed just a .677 OPS over two seasons in San Francisco while battling a multitude of injuries. He should get another shot elsewhere now that he can be had for the veteran minimum.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Pushed off 40-man roster

    The Giants designated La Stella (neck) for assignment Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    La Stella will cede his spot on the 40-man roster to reliever Taylor Rogers, whom the Giants signed to a three-year, $33 million deal. After inking a three-year, $19.5 million contract with San Francisco in January 2021 with the expectation that he would be a productive strong-side platoon infielder, La Stella struggled to stay healthy in first two seasons in the Bay Area, appearing in just 136 of a possible 324 games. He performed as a below-average hitter on the rare occasions he was available, slashing a collective .245/.297/.380 (86 wRC+) in 437 plate appearances. Given that La Stella's defensive metrics have been trending down in recent seasons and his poor health makes him difficult to rely upon heading into his age-34 campaign, the Giants didn't see him as a fit on the 2023 roster. Assuming La Stella goes unclaimed off waivers, he could choose to elect free agency and pursue an opportunity elsewhere.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Hasn't resumed baseball activities

    La Stella (neck) said Saturday that he hasn't yet resumed baseball activities, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    La Stella landed on the injured list with neck spasms Monday but hopes to return to action prior to the end of the regular season. However, a better idea for his return timetable is unlikely to be revealed until he's cleared for baseball activities.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Lands on IL

    La Stella was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to neck spasms, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    There had been no mention of an injury prior to Monday's announcement, though La Stella has been out of the lineup the last few days. The Giants haven't released a timetable for the infielder's return, though as Pavlovic notes, this could potentially end his season with only a few weeks to go.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: On bench against lefty

    La Stella is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    The lefty-hitting La Stella is unsurprisingly on the bench against Phillies southpaw Ranger Suarez, but the 33-year-old has begun to see his opportunities versus right-handed pitching take a hit of late, too. La Stella has sat out in two of the Giants' last five matchups with righties.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Resting after four straight starts

    La Stella is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

    La Stella has settled back into a near-everyday role following Brandon Belt's (knee) recent placement on the injured list. After serving as the Giants' designated hitter and leadoff man in each of the past four games while going 4-for-14 with two walks, two RBI and a run, La Stella will bow out of the lineup Sunday in what appears to be a routine maintenance day. Wilmer Flores will step in as the Giants' DH.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Collects two hits, RBI

    La Stella went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to Tigers.

    La Stella has seen his playing time drop off with the Giants enjoying relatively good health, though it may pick up again after Brandon Belt (knee) went on the injured list Wednesday. Wednesday was La Stella's eighth start in 21 games in August, and his second multi-hit effort this month. The veteran infielder is slashing .253/.286/.380 with two home runs, 13 RBI, 16 runs scored and 14 doubles through 168 plate appearances.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: May lose work versus righties

    La Stella is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    The lefty-hitting La Stella was recently out of the lineup for all four games of the Giants' series with Dodgers earlier this week when Los Angeles brought four southpaws to the hill, but La Stella's absence Sunday comes with right-hander Adrian Martinez taking the mound for Oakland. With the likes of Brandon Crawford, Thairo Estrada and Joc Pederson all returning from the injured list this weekend and Evan Longoria (hamstring) on track for activation Monday, La Stella looks like he could see his opportunities against right-handed pitching take a hit. Since returning in mid-May from a season-opening stint on the IL while recovering from Achilles surgery, La Stella is slashing .246/.280/.388 across 143 plate appearances for the Giants.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Sitting versus southpaw

    La Stella is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    La Stella is on the bench for the third straight game with lefty Julio Urias the third consecutive southpaw to start for Los Angeles. Yermin Mercedes will bat cleanup as the designated hitter.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Out against lefty again

    La Stella is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

    The lefty-hitting La Stella will end up sitting out all four games of the series after the Dodgers brought four left-handed starting pitchers to the hill. He looks to be stuck in a strict platoon at designated hitter or third base with right-handed hitters J.D. Davis and/or Yermin Mercedes.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: On bench against left-hander

    La Stella isn't starting Saturday against the Cubs, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    La Stella is out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games since left-hander Drew Smyly is on the mound for the Cubs on Saturday. Yermin Mercedes will serve as the designated hitter and bat third.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Sitting against southpaw

    La Stella isn't starting Thursday against the Cubs, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    La Stella returned from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday against the Diamondbacks and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. Yermin Mercedes will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup with left-hander Justin Steele on the mound for the Cubs.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Returns from COVID-19 IL

    La Stella (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    La Stella landed on the COVID-19 IL on July 8 after experiencing symptoms, and he's rejoined the Giants after a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Sacramento. The 33-year-old won't immediately rejoin the lineup with lefty Tyler Gilbert pitching Tuesday for Arizona.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Back with club, not activated yet

    La Stella (illness) has joined the team in Arizona but has yet to be activated from the COVID-19 injured list, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    La Stella is back with the team after completing a brief rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, and while his activation appears imminent at this point, he was not reinstated from the IL prior to Monday's contest. He stated before the game that he feels good and he's ready to contribute whenever called upon, per Shea.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Ready for rehab assignment

    La Stella (illness) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Sacramento, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    La Stella has been sidelined since July 8 after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. It's unclear how long he will need to ramp up, but he can be activated as soon as he is ready to return to the big-league club.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Placed on COVID-19 IL

    La Stella (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    La Stella is dealing with a headache and sore throat, but it's not yet clear whether he's tested positive for COVID-19. He'll need to spend some time on the IL but will be eligible to return as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Remains in reserve role

    La Stella is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    La Stella did not play in Sunday's game, and he will not start Monday's, either. Like he did the day before, Yermin Mercedes will serve as the Giants' designated hitter.

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  • Giants' Tommy La Stella: Takes seat Sunday

    La Stella is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Even though the White Sox are bringing a righty (Lucas Giolito) to the hill Sunday, the lefty-hitting La Stella will retreat to the bench in what likely amounts to some extra maintenance for the day game after the night game. Darin Ruf will serve as the Giants' designated hitter in place of La Stella, who went 2-for-10 with a double and a run while starting in each of the team's previous three games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 170 lbs
Birthplace: Westwood, NJ
Age: 34
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: L, R