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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cubs Acquire Tommy La Stella


The Cubs have announced they have acquired infielder Tommy La Stella from the Braves for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. The two teams also swapped international bonus slots: the Cubs receiving the Braves’ number four international signing bonus slot in exchange for their slot numbers two, three and four. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman tweets the Braves will net $830K in swapping the bonus slots.

La Stella made his MLB debut for the Braves in 2014 and slashed .251/.328/.317 in 319 plate appearances. La Stella, who will turn 26 in January, led all National League rookies with his .328 OBP and 36 walks.
Vizcaino, who the Cubs acquired two years ago from the Braves in the Paul Maholm trade, only made five appearances during his Chicago career, all this past September (three earned runs over five innings), as he recovered from Tommy John surgery.

Story courtesy of MLBtraderumors.com