Joe Maddon says that Tommy La Stella will report to Double-A Tennessee

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Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella.

CHICAGO  – The ongoing saga with the Cubs and their utility infielder appears to have a little more clarity.

During a radio interview with WSCR-AM 670 The Score, manager Joe Maddon revealed that Tommy La Stella, who has been home in New Jersey since late July, will be reporting to Double-A Tennessee.

Initially La Stella was supposed to report to Triple-A Iowa on July 29th when he was sent down but refused the assignment. Since then the Cubs have been in touch with the infielder as he worked out at home.

In an interview with ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, La Stella said he was contemplating retirement if he couldn’t play at the major league level with the Cubs. It’s the only public comments La Stella has made since failing to report to Triple-A.

La Stella has played 51 games for the Cubs this season hitting .295 with two homers and eight RBIs.