After he missed several games with left wrist discomfort, the Chicago Cubs opted to play it safe with second baseman Ben Zobrist on Friday and placed him on the 10-day disabled list. In his place, Chicago called up utility fielder Tommy La Stella.
Zobrist's has played a critical role for the Cubs this season. The 36-year-old has played all over the diamond this season for Chicago. With five appearances at first base, 34 appearances at second base, three at shortstop, 16 at right field and 22 appearances in left field.
But while Zobrist's versatility has been a major plus for the Cubs this season, his work at the plate has left much to be desired. With a .223/.321/.394 slash line and an 89 wRC+. While the utility man has hit seven home runs, his bat for the most part has been far below average and a hindrance in Chicago's lineup.
The 28-year-old La Stella comes to the majors with a .304/.484/.522 slash in 31 plate appearances at the major-league level this season. He likely won't see extended playing time with Javier Baez and Ian Happ ahead of him.