San Francisco Giants Might Move All-Star Tommy La Stella to Improve Their Roster

Tommy La Stella with the Angeles in 2019
Tommy La Stella with the Angeles in 2019. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock

After being the best team in MLB in the 2021 season with league-leading 107 victories, the San Francisco Giants have fallen well short of the expectation this season. They are currently third in NL West, barely over .500, with 48-48 record.

According to The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal, the SF Giants are looking to improve their roster ahead of the trade deadline and would part ways with one of their designated hitters in order to achieve that. Rosenthal adds that the most likely choice is All-Star Tommy La Stella.

San Francisco has several targets on their shortlist, but the Oakland Athletics’ outfielder Ramón Laureano is considered the best overall fit. Laureano, who should be available for a reasonable price, would immediately address the Giants’ defensive woes. The 28-year-old player is currently hitting .230 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs.

If Tommy La Stella is involved in the Laureano deal, it would be a return to Oakland for the 33-year-old player. La Stella played 27 games with the A’s in 2020 before inking a three-year, $18.75 million contract with the Giants. He struggled with injuries during his time in San Francisco, playing 111 games and batting career-worst overall of .247 with 38 RBIs and only nine home runs.

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