Cubs acquire La Stella from Braves

Chicago, IL ( – The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Tommy La
Stella and the No. 4 international signing bonus slot from the Atlanta Braves
for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots.

La Stella made his major league debut with the Braves last season and led all
National League rookies with 36 walks and a .328 on-base percentage (min. 300
plate appearances). In 93 games, he hit .251 with 16 doubles, one home run and
31 RBI.

The left-handed hitter was named the Braves’ ninth-best prospect by Baseball
America heading into last season.

Vizcaino had a 5.40 ERA in five appearances for the Cubs last season. The
right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.51 ERA in 40 appearances at three minor league
levels prior to his promotion.