|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||1/31/1989|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 190 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 8|
La Stella was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a fractured right tibia. He is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.
The first-time All-Star fouled a ball off his shin Tuesday and this diagnosis is pretty much the worst-case scenario. It sounds like we won't see La Stella back in action until September, if we see him back on the field at all in 2019. Matt Thaiss was called up in a corresponding move and appears primed to take over as the starting third baseman for the Halos.
La Stella (shin) will be replaced on the American League All-Star roster, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
This is a tough blow for a player who emerged from relative obscurity to hit .300/.352/.495 with 16 homers (129 wRC+) en route to his first All-Star berth. We're still awaiting the results of La Stella's CT scan after he fouled a ball off his right shin Tuesday, but this suggests La Stella won't play again this week. Matt Thaiss is said to be on his way to join the big-league team, per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register.
La Stella exited Tuesday's game with a right shin contusion and will undergo a CT scan Wednesday.
La Stella fouled a ball off his right shin Tuesday and was unable to put any weight on the leg when leaving the field. The 30-year-old should receive a timeline for his return after being evaluated, but he at least seems unlikely to be in the lineup for Wednesday's contest.
La Stella fouled a ball off his right shin Tuesday and was unable to put any weight on the leg as he left the field, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
La Stella appeared to be a significant amount of pain and was tended to on the field by athletic trainers for a few minutes before being helped off. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it's a tough development for the 30-year-old shortly after earning the first All-Star selection of his career.
La Stella is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Athletics.
La Stella started the last 12 games since missing some time with a minor forearm issue and has a .269/.296/.346 slash line in that stretch. Luis Rengifo will play the keystone and bat eighth in his stead.