Los Angeles Angels infielder Tommy La Stella was just days away from playing in his first career All-Star Game. "Was" being the key term, because on Wednesday the Angels announced La Stella had fractured his right tibia after fouling a pitch off his leg during Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers. According to the Angels, the standard recovery timeline is two-plus months:
MEDICAL UPDATE:— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) July 3, 2019
Tommy La Stella underwent a CT scan earlier today that revealed a right tibia fracture. A typical return to play timetable for this injury is 8-10 weeks.
La Stella, 30, is in the midst of a banner season. He exited Tuesday hitting .300/.353/.495 (125 OPS+) with 16 home runs in 78 games. The power is notable in part because La Stella had previously homered 10 times in his first 396 big-league games.