La Stella's hamstring strain is expected to keep him out for 4-to-6 weeks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella officially landed on the injured list Tuesday after exiting Sunday's game against the Padres with the issue. This timeline means he won't be back with the team until the start of June at the earliest, and possibly not until the middle of the month. Expect Mauricio Dubon and Wilmer Flores to find themselves in the lineup more frequently until he's healthy.
La Stella (hamstring) was placed on the injured list with a left hamstring strain Tuesday.
The move was reported as imminent Monday, so it's no surprise to see it go forward Tuesday. La Stella has struggled to a .235/.297/.353 line this season but was still an important part of the lineup against righties. Mauricio Dubon and Wilmer Flores could see increased at-bats until he returns.
La Stella (hamstring) is likely to need a trip to the injured list, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
La Stella left Sunday's game against the Padres with a strained left hamstring. If he does indeed land on the injured list, he'll be out until at least May 13. San Francisco's infield depth is getting tested early, with Mauricio Dubon and Wilmer Flores getting a short-term bump in playing time.
La Stella exited Sunday's game against the Padres due to a left hamstring strain, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
La Stella pulled up while scoring in the top of the fifth inning, and manager Gabe Kapler revealed after the game that the second baseman is dealing with a hamstring issue. The 32-year-old will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but Kapler said that La Stella could miss additional time. Wilmer Flores and Mauricio Dubon should fill in at second base if La Stella is unavailable.
La Stella was removed from Sunday's game against the Padres in the top of the fifth inning with an apparent lower-body injury, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
La Stella was examined by trainers earlier in Sunday's game after he appeared to jam his hand on a dive, but he pulled up while running home in the fifth inning and was removed from the game as a result. The exact nature and severity of La Stella's injuries aren't yet clear.
La Stella will sit against lefty Blake Snell and the Padres on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella has now been on the bench against nine of the 11 lefties the Giants have faced so far this season. Even while being protected against same-sided pitching, he's struggled at the plate, hitting just .219/.286/.313. Wilmer Flores will be the second baseman in his absence.
La Stella is not in the lineup against lefty Austin Gomber and the Rockies on Monday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
La Stella started against the last two lefties the Giants faced, though he'd sat against the previous seven. He's back on the bench Monday, with Wilmer Flores starting at second base.
Stella went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Phillies.
La Stella had a sure double robbed by center fielder Mickey Moniak in the first inning but redeemed himself in the fifth with a high drive to right to bring the Giants within one run. The home run represented the first two RBI of the season for the 32-year-old. He's struggled to manufacture runs despite slashing .294/.368/.471 thus far.
La Stella will sit against lefty Daniel Castano and the Marlins on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Giants' heavy platoon usage won't be stopping any time soon. La Stella hasn't started against a southpaw all year, a trend which will continue Friday, with Donovan Solano getting the start at second base.
La Stella went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Reds.
La Stella hit a leadoff single in the first inning and scored on Mike Yastrzemski's two-run homer before lacing his third double of the season in the next frame. La Stella is 6-for-17 (.353) with two runs scored, no homers, no RBI and no stolen bases in nine games. He was limited by a back injury early in the year, but La Stella could hit his way into a platoon with Solano at second base.
La Stella isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against Cincinnati, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella returned to action in the past two games and went 2-for-7 with a double, one run and one walk during that time. However, Donovan Solano will take over at second base Monday with left-hander Wade Miley starting for the Reds.
La Stella (back) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.
La Stella missed three games with back tightness, but he was good in his return to the lineup. He led off the third inning with a double and came around to score on an Alex Dickerson single for the first run of the game. La Stella has gone 3-for-9 with two walks, two doubles and a run scored through six games in 2021. The infielder is expected to work in a utility role most of the time. His clearest path to playing time is at second base, but Donovan Solano has hit .333 across 27 at-bats to begin the year.
La Stella (back) is starting Saturday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella wasn't in the starting lineup for the last three games due to back tightness, but he'll lead off against Colorado on Saturday. La Stella has gone 1-for-6 with a double and one walk to begin the season.
La Stella (back) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 32-year-old will be out of the starting nine for the third straight contest as he battles back tightness. La Stella still appeared off the bench in the past two games and figures to be available to pinch hit again Friday. Donovan Solano receives another start at the keystone versus lefty Austin Gomber for San Francisco.
La Stella (back) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back tightness but went hitless in one at-bat off the bench. He could be available to pinch hit once again Wednesday, but Donovan Solano will start at the keystone in his place.
La Stella was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Padres with upper back tightness, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old was penciled in to start at the keystone and bat leadoff, but he'll instead take a seat due to the back tightness. It's unclear whether La Stella will be available off the bench. Wilmer Flores will take over at second base for the Giants.
La Stella will sit Monday against San Diego.
The Giants will use platoons all over the diamond this season. Monday's starter Adrian Morejon is the third southpaw the Giants have faced in their first four games. La Stella has sat against each of them. Donovan Solano will be the second baseman Monday.
La Stella is not in Friday's lineup against the Mariners, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Once again, Donovan Solano draws the start at second base with a lefty (Yusei Kikuchi) on the mound for Seattle. La Stella has yet to appear in a game this season, but should get the start and lead off Saturday against righty Chris Flexen.
La Stella isn't starting Thursday's game against the Mariners, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
La Stella is reportedly ready for the start of the regular season after he suffered a left knee contusion Sunday, but he'll take on a bench role against left-hander Marco Gonzales on Opening Day. Donovan Solano will take his place at the keystone, batting third.
La Stella (knee) is doing well Wednesday and is expected to be ready for Opening Day on Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
La Stella suffered a left knee contusion Sunday, but he appeared as a pinch hitter during Monday's spring game against Oakland. While the 32-year-old likely won't be in the starting lineup against left-hander Marco Gonzales on Thursday, manager Gabe Kapler is confident in La Stella's readiness to begin the regular season.
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