La Stella releases heartfelt statement thanking Cubs fans, team


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Adam Hagy - USA Today Sports
Adam Hagy - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs today traded infielder Tommy La Stella to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named or a cash consideration on Thursday.

La Stella released a heartfelt statement through his marketing agency.

"I'd like to thank the Chicago Cubs for an amazing experience over the last 4 years - a special group of people who taught me about so much more than just the game of baseball and who supported me when they easily could have chosen not to. Thank you to the fans and everyone in the organization, especially to the boys, being around you guys was some of the best times I've had playing the game. And lastly, thank you to my new team, the Angels. I'm excited for this new opportunity and can't wait to get it started."

La Stella batted .273 (139-for-509) with 34 doubles, nine homers, and 63 RBI in 303 games in a Cubs uniform.

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