The Oakland Athletics pulled off a surprising trade with a division rival Friday night.
La Stella, 31, hasn’t developed into the star player many envisioned he would during his prospect days. However, he has carved out a productive role as a part-time player during prior stints with the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.
Since joining the Angels last season, La Stella has slashed .289/.353/.483 with 20 home runs. He earned his first All-Star selection last season.
La Stella will continue filling a part-time for the first-place A’s. The Angels, on the other hand, are clearly going into sell mode after beginning the season 10-22.
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