Tommy La Stella
1B,2B,3B - SF - IL10
INF Tommy La Stella had left Sunday night's game against the Padres in the 5th inning and had since been rumored to see a stint on the IL. The team made that rumor official Tuesday morning.
La Stella has been rocking a mediocre .235/.297/.353 slash line to start the season, but has provided some stability in the leadoff spot at times. Expect Wilmer Flores to see time at second base while Evan Longoria replaces Flores' reps at third until La Stella makes his return.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler says he expects INF Tommy La Stella (hamstring) to land on the 10-day IL.
The team is still awaiting the official test results, but they expect it to be serious enough to require an IL stint. We should know more about his status in the coming days.
Tommy La Stella needed to see the Giants training staff several times on Sunday. La Stella jammed his hand while diving, but also hobbled after running the bases. He went 2-for-3 with two runs, one triple, and two RBI before exiting the game.
La Stella has one home run, eight runs, and five RBI with a .235 batting average. It's quite unfortunate that he potentially hurt his hand and lower body. Given the Giants' ever-changing lineup, La Stella primarily plays against right-handed pitchers. He's borderline cuttable in 15-team leagues if the injury lingers.
Second baseman Tommy La Stella went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and one walk in the Giants' 10-7 win over the Phillies on Tuesday.
San Francisco was shut out through the first four innings until Buster Posey went deep for a solo home run. La Stella followed that up with a two-run blast of his own, his first of the season. He also drew a walk in the game. The 32-year-old has hit leadoff in every game he's played in this season and will have fantasy value as long as he remains there.
Second baseman Tommy La Stella went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and a walk in the Giants 4-3 win over the Rockies on Saturday.
La Stella has been limited by back tightness to begin the season so this was actually his first start of the season. He led off for San Francisco and scored the first run of the game after Alex Dickerson singled him in. He should hold some fantasy value if he can remain healthy and stay at the top of the order for now but he's more of a deeper league option.