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Giants sign Tommy La Stella to three-year deal

The San Francisco Giants have added some depth with the free agent second baseman.

Oakland Athletics left fielder Robbie Grossman (8) is congratulated by second baseman Tommy La Stella (3) after scoring during the eighth inning in game three of the 2020 ALDS against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have signed Tommy La Stella, taking the star second baseman off of the free agency market. La Stella is signing a three-year contract worth $18.75 million, per Susan Slusser.

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.

Tommy La Stella came up in the Atlanta Braves system and along with the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, and Oakland Athletics.