La Stella spent last season both with the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics and should be a solid upgrade at second base. La Stella slashed .281/.370/.449 with five home runs and 25 RBI. The veteran infielder began the season with the Angels but was traded in August at the trade deadline to the Oakland Athletics.
In 27 games with the Athletics, La Stella slashed .289/.369/.423 with one home run and 11 RBI. The 32-year-old kept up his solid hitting in the postseason in both of Oakland’s playoff series. In the wild card round against the Chicago White Sox, he slugged .273/.333/.273. La Stella followed that up in the ALDS against Houston Astros slashing .313/.389/.563 with a home run and two RBI.