Giants manager Gabe Kapler said he expects La Stella (Achilles) to be available Thursday for Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

La Stella exited Tuesday's 7-2 loss in Game 3 with the same Achilles issue that bothered him in the final week of the regular season. Fortunately for La Stella, Kapler's comments suggest the veteran infielder isn't dealing with any sort of major setback. With a day off Wednesday, the Giants are optimistic La Stella will be feeling fine enough to give it a go Thursday.

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