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Giants' Tommy La Stella: Sitting against lefty
La Stella is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Colorado, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Left-hander Kyle Freeland is on the hill for Colorado in the series finale, so the lefty-hitting La Stella will give way to the righty-hitting Wilmer Flores at designated hitter. After opening the season on the injured list while recovering from Achilles surgery, La Stella was activated from the 10-day injured list earlier this week and made both of his first two starts with the Giants as a designated hitter, going 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and a walk between the first two games at Coors Field. La Stella is eventually expected to see most of his work at second base once he's further removed from the injury.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Activated and in starting lineup
La Stella (Achilles) was activated from the injured list Monday and will serve as the designated hitter against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
La Stella underwent surgery on his right Achilles in October. The Giants expressed optimism during camp that he'd be ready to go by Opening Day, but he wound up missing over five weeks before returning for his season debut. He's ready to go after hitting .310 with a pair of homers in nine rehab games and should feature regularly against right-handers going forward.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Begins rehab assignment
La Stella (Achilles) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
La Stella underwent surgery on his right Achilles back in October and wasn't quite ready for game action at the start of the season. He'll likely need a fairly lengthy rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Approaching rehab assignment
La Stella (Achilles) ran the bases Saturday and could begin a rehab assignment next week, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
La Stella has been participating in baseball activities for several weeks, and he ramped up his running intensity this week. It's not yet clear what day his rehab assignment will begin, but it's possible the 33-year-old will be in the mix to make his season debut late next week or sometime next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Ramps up running intensity
La Stella (Achilles) has ramped up his running intensity recently, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
La Stella resumed baseball activities approximately two weeks ago, and it's encouraging that he's now been able to increase his running intensity. The Giants haven't yet provided a timetable for the 33-year-old's return to game action, but it's possible he'll require a rehab assignment since he was also limited during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Resumes baseball activities
La Stella (Achilles) is resuming taking groundballs, hitting and running this week, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella had been shut down since landing on the injured list last week as he continues his recovery from October surgery on his Achilles. The 33-year-old was also limited during spring training, so he may require a rehab assignment before being able to make his season debut for the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: No timeline for return
La Stella (Achilles) said Friday he's considered day-to-day but doesn't have a timetable for his return from the injured list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The veteran infielder believes scar tissue from his Achilles surgery in October is contributing to his discomfort, and it's unclear when the issue could clear up. La Stella played through the issue after being delayed to start spring training, but the Giants opted to put him on the injured list to begin the season to allow him to get fully healthy rather than having him play part time at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Placed on injured list
The Giants placed La Stella on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right Achilles inflammation, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
La Stella was delayed during spring training after he underwent Achilles surgery in October, and he'll be forced to miss the start of the regular season while he continues his recovery process. Thairo Estrada and Wilmer Flores should see additional playing time in the infield while La Stella and Evan Longoria (finger) are sidelined. La Stella is set to begin a running and defense progression in the coming days, but he's without a clear timeline for making his season debut, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Status uncertain
La Stella (Achilles) will receive treatment Tuesday after being scratched from a scheduled Cactus League start, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
La Stella underwent surgery on his Achilles in October and has been brought along slowly this spring. Previous reports indicated he'd be ready for Opening Day, but that's in some doubt after he wasn't ready to play Tuesday. He's still considered day-to-day for now, so his status for the start of the season will depend on how his Achilles responds to treatment.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Not making scheduled start
La Stella (Achilles) will not start Tuesday's game against the Athletics despite previous expectations that he would, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
La Stella has been delayed this spring as he builds up cautiously following October Achilles surgery. He was expected to test his Achilles one final time Tuesday prior to the start of the regular season, so the fact that he's not included in the lineup nor on the list of available bench players is worrisome. It's unclear if a trip to the injured list might be in play for him to start the season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Looks ready for Opening Day
La Stella (Achilles) is scheduled to start at second base in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics and play 3-to-5 innings in the field, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Manager Gabe Kapler characterized La Stella's final appearance of the spring as one last test of the infielder's health ahead of Opening Day. La Stella has gone 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and four RBI through his first two Cactus League games, so he would appear to be ready to go at the plate. So long as he escapes Tuesday's game without any setbacks in the field, La Stella should head into Opening Day as the Giants' primary second baseman.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Playing second base Thursday
La Stella will play the field at second base in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella has been limited throughout spring training while making his return from Achilles surgery in October, and he'll play the field after serving as the designated hitter in his Cactus League debut earlier this week. Manager Gabe Kapler said the 33-year-old was running at about 80 percent Tuesday, and his return to playing the field is a good sign for his Opening Day availability. La Stella could see more action at designated hitter early on if he's not at full strength to open the campaign, and at this point it appears he won't require a stint on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Running at about 80 percent
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Tuesday that La Stella is running at about 80 percent speed as the 33-year-old works his way back from October surgery to repair his left Achilles' tendon, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
La Stella is making his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the Padres, batting second while serving as the Giants' designated hitter. He may end up being limited to DH duties for the remainder of the spring schedule while he works his way closer to 100 percent speed and incorporates more change-of-direction running into his training regimen, which is likely the final hurdle he needs to clear before he gets the green light to play the infield. While the possibility of La Stella not being cleared to play defense by Opening Day would normally make him a candidate to begin the season on the injured list, the implementation of the universal DH boosts his odds of breaking camp with the big club, as do the injuries to Evan Longoria (finger) and LaMonte Wade (knee).... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: To make spring debut
La Stella (Achilles) is expected to start Tuesday's exhibition against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
La Stella hasn't seen any game action thus far as he's been rehabbing from Achilles surgery that dates back to October of 2021, but it was reported Saturday that he was a full participant in baseball activites and he's since been cleared to make his spring debut. La Stella is tentatively slated to bat second as the designated hitter in Tuesday's spring game.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Progress continues
La Stella (Achilles) is running the bases and participating in full baseball workouts, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
La Stella continues to work his way back into game action after undergoing surgery in October. He will be re-evaluated and could potentially participate in spring training games within the next week. If he is ultimately cleared for some Cactus League at-bats, La Stella could be active for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Opening Day in play
La Stella (Achilles) said Wednesday he believes he can be ready for Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
La Stella is returning from surgery in October to address sheath inflammation in his left Achilles, and he's progressed most of the way through his rehab work. The 33-year-old has yet to run full sprints on the bases, and he could see game action shortly after being cleared to do so. Even if he's not quite ready for Opening Day, La Stella shouldn't miss too much time early in the season, assuming he can avoid any setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Adds infield work to rehab regimen
La Stella (Achilles) fielded grounders and took part in straight-line sprinting and running the bases Sunday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
La Stella is still working to get back to 100 percent after he underwent surgery in October to address sheath inflammation of his left Achilles. He told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that Sunday's workout marked the first time he had taken part in any fielding drills since undergoing surgery, so La Stella may be hard-pressed to make it back to action before the regular season begins April 8. That being said, so long as La Stella steers clear of any setbacks in his recovery program, he should have a good shot at avoiding an extended absence to begin the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Tommy La Stella: Begins running
Manager Gabe Kapler said Saturday that La Stella (Achilles) has started running, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Giants president of baseball operations said Friday that La Stella is behind schedule in his recovery from Achilles surgery to begin spring training, but he added that the 33-year-old is doing well. It's encouraging to see him participate in running as spring training gets underway, but it's not yet clear when he'll be ready for game action.... See More ... See Less
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