On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants reportedly being close to a three-year deal with veteran infielder Tommy La Stella. As a left-handed infielder capable of playing third and second, La Stella fits the Giants’ roster perfectly. Evan Longoria probably needs to be platooned, so third base could be La Stella’s primary position when there’s a right-handed pitching on the mound. But it should benefit the Giants that La Stella can also play second base, where they have two right-handed options in Donovan Solano and Wilmer Flores. La Stella should also serve as insurance at first base, where Brandon Belt has a history of injuries, including heel surgery in 2020. If in fact La Stella is added on a three-year deal, it will be just the second multi-year deal handed out by Farhan Zaidi in three offseasons. La Stella is known for his elite contact skills, modest power, and ability to get on base at a high level, especially against right-handed pitchers.
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