The Cubs continued a busy day of transactions Monday, calling up relief pitcher Zac Rosscup and second baseman Tommy La Stella to help fight the team's injury bug, per 670-AM. Rosscup will help replace the loss of bullpen stalwart Jason Motte, while LaStella will fill in at second while Addison Russell deals with a groin issue. Rosscup has appeared in 26 games this year, but has not pitched for the Cubs since going on the DL with shoulder inflammation on June 16. La Stella was the team's opening day second baseman, but appeared in just two games before being sidelined with an oblique injury.
The Cubs activated infielder Tommy La Stella from the 60-day disabled list, and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. La Stella was the Cubs' Opening Day second baseman, but he appeared in just two games before suffering an oblique injury in early April. He has been sidelined ever since. After missing most of the season, the Cubs opted to keep him in the minors to accumulate regular at-bats before possibly being called up later in the season. He went 9 for 36 in 10 rehab games with Triple-A.
Cubs second baseman Tommy La Stella said he has recovered from his rib and oblique injury and is ready for his rehab assignment, reports the Chicago Tribune. La Stella has been sidelined since April 8 with a rib and oblique injury.
Cubs second baseman Tommy La Stella will miss a month with an oblique injury, per Comcast Sports Net Chicago. La Stella, already on the 15-day disabled list with a rib injury, injured his oblique muscle while on a minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Tennessee.
Second baseman Tommy La Stella, who is on a rehab assignment for his injured oblique with the Cubs' Double-A team in Tennessee, re-injured his side after being hit by a pitch Sunday, forcing him to leave the game, per the Daily Herald. La Stella was slated to be activated this week, but the injury will compel him to return to Chicago to have his right side re-evaluated. He had one hit in two games with the Cubs this season after coming over from the Braves in an offseason trade.