Author Topic: Cubs' bench production, eightman bullpen eases decision to option Tommy La Stell  (Read 161 times)


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The simple transaction of sending left-handed hitting infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa gradually became even easier by the bench production of Jon Jay and Miguel Montero.The Chicago Cubs expect La Stella, who was 1-for-4 as a pinch-hitter, to be available for Saturday night game at Round Rock. Manager Joe Maddon said the decision to send La Stella to Iowa initially came down to La Stella having minor league options and outfielder Matt Szczur having none.o if you choose to keep Tommy and set Matt free Brett Anderson Jersey, that can come back and bite you in the (rear) relatively quick,” Maddon said Saturday morning. f you have two other left-handed pinch-hitters on the bench, which matters, and have Miggy (Montero) and Jon (Jay), and also the fact (Kyle) Schwarber can catch, all this stuff permitted us to do it this way.ay is 3-for-5 as a pinch-hitter and Montero 2-for-3, which has helped compensate for a short bench caused by the Cubs’ decision to keep eight relievers Mark Grace Jersey.