La Stella was activated from the bereavement list Saturday and optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

There simply hasn't been a pressing need for La Stella this season -- he has yet to make a start and remains buried on the Cubs' infield depth chart -- so the team will continue carrying an extra bullpen arm. The 28-year-old should get more opportunities for playing time on the farm and remains a top option in the event of an injury.

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