MLB rumors: A's trade for Tommy La Stella from Angels to boost infield




 

The A's reportedly have traded infielder Franklin Barreto for Los Angeles Angels' infielder Tommy La Stella.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal was first on the report.

La Stella has been having a solid season slashing .273/.371/.475 with four home runs and 27 hits.

Franklin Barreto hasn't been getting a ton of playing time this season and was part of the already crowded second base options including Tony Kemp, Vimael Machin and Chad Pinder.

However, there could be an extra designated hitter scenario where La Stella could fit in beautifully. With Khris Davis' recent struggles, there's an open spot there for La Stella who has dabbled at the position as well. Plus, his power has risen a bit this season.

He earned an All-Star selection in 2019 when he slashed .295/.346/.486 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games.

La Stella brings an additional lefty bat to the infield, and possibly elsewhere, that the A's were searching for heading into the season.

The article will be updated.

MLB rumors: A's trade for Tommy La Stella from Angels to boost infield originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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