Angels acquiring Franklin Barreto from Athletics for Tommy La Stella, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 29, 2020
Speculation started to swirl during the middle of the game as La Stella was spotted in the dugout hugging his teammates.
Tommy La Stella is going out and hugging folks in the dugout. Trade deadline is Monday. pic.twitter.com/al2eP7iFKC— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 29, 2020
It’s been a productive season for La Stella, who was an All-Star for the first time of his career in 2019. Through 28 games this season, he’s hitting .273/.371/.475/.845 with four home runs and 14 RBI.
He’s spent 15 games at second base this year with another 10 at first base. In 2019, he spent 46 games at second and played 30 games at third base.
In the deal, LA acquires 24-year-old Franklin Barreto from Oakland. He’s spent most of his time in his career playing shortstop and second base. He’s 0-for-10 on the season, and is hitting .180 in his career.