The Los Angeles Angels are already having a terrible week off the field with the loss of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, but it just got worse on the field. A team who is coming together to mourn the loss of a teammate is now going to have to get back on the field and play ball without their all-star second baseman. Tommy La Stella who was named to the American League all-star team has suffered a broken leg.
#Angels INF Tommy La Stella has right tibia fracture. Out 8-10 weeks. OF Brian Goodwin also to DL with right wrist contusion.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 3, 2019
To be more specific, La Stella fouled a ball of his own leg in the game against the Texas Rangers. In doing so, he fractured his tibia and will head to the Injured List for the next eight to ten weeks while he heals up from the injury. La Stella was just days away from his very first all-star selection but has since been replaced by Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox. La Stella did not seem to bothered about missing the 2019 All-Star Game, commenting that there’s bigger things to worry about right now (referencing the loss of Skaggs).
Tommy La Stella: “For all that’s going on right now, this is pretty meaningless.”
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 3, 2019
The 2019 season has treated La Stella pretty well, being that it is his best statistical year on record. La Stella has slashed .300/.353/.495 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI on the season for the Angels. After being named to the all-star team it is a crushing blow for them to lose him heading into the second half of the season relatively soon.