#Cubs and Hammel face Pirates
Jason Hammel will start Wednesday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Pirates at Wrigley Field. Tommy La Stella is back, and starting at second base. La Stella was recalled from Triple-A Iowa and right-hander Spencer Patton optioned to Iowa, although Patton may not need to join the Minor League team. Rosters expand on Thursday.
Here’s the lineup:
La Stella 2B
La Stella opted to go home rather than report to Triple-A Iowa when he was optioned to the Minor League team on July 28, and the Cubs gave the infielder time to decide what to do. La Stella eventually reported to Double-A Tennessee on Aug. 17, and played in two games before joining Iowa. In six games with Iowa, he was 6-for-23 (.261) with two doubles.