Tommy La Stella – Injured, April 8th
After a decent rookie season for the Atlanta Braves in 2014, Tommy La Stella figured to be a solid left-handed bat off the bench and possible spot starter for the Cubs in 2015. An impressive Spring Training put La Stella in a comfortable position to earn some real playing time early but just two games into the season the 26-year-old landed on the disabled list with a rib/oblique injury and hasn’t been back in the big leagues since. La Stella was three games into a rehab stint with the Tennessee Smokies (AA) before reinjuring himself.
Mike Olt – Injured, April 14th
Mike Olt lasted a little longer than Tommy La Stella did, but not much. A fractured wrist landed the 26-year-old on the DL and has kept him out of action for most of 2015. Olt’s rehab, however, has gone much smoother as he has slashed .283/.364/.500 with four home runs in 31 games between AA and AAA. Olt is a possible trade candidate this week if the Cubs make a move to bring in a starting pitcher.Read more... Join the Conversation...