#Cubs La Stella joins Smokies
Tommy La Stella has ended his hold out, and joined the Cubs’ Double-A Tennessee team on Wednesday. La Stella, who refused to report to the Minor Leagues after he was optioned on July 28, was playing second base and batting second for the Smokies.
La Stella had gone home to New Jersey rather than report to the Minor Leagues. The infielder was batting .295 when he was optioned to make room for outfielder Chris Coghlan on the 25-man roster. The Cubs placed La Stella on the temporarily inactive list.