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Report: Giants designate INF Tommy La Stella

Jun 21, 2022; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Tommy La Stella (8) reacts after being hit by a pitch prior to scoring against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants designated infielder Tommy La Stella for assignment on Wednesday, NBC Sports Bay Area reported, leaving the club on the hook for $11.5 million for the final year of his three-year deal.

La Stella, 33, batted .239 with two home runs and 14 RBIs over 60 games with the Giants last season and he was a .245 hitter with nine home runs and 41 RBIs in his two seasons (136 games) in San Francisco.

A veteran of nine seasons, La Stella is a .267 career hitter with a .337 on-base percentage with 40 home runs and 204 RBIs in 667 games for the Atlanta Braves (2014), Chicago Cubs (2015-18), Los Angeles Angels (2019-20), Oakland Athletics (2020) and Giants. He was an All-Star in 2019 for the Angels.

–Field Level Media