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Angels acquire Tommy La Stella from Cubs

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The Cubs announced on Thursday that infielder Tommy La Stella has been traded to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

La Stella, 29, hit .266/.340/.331 in 192 plate appearances across 123 games for the Cubs this past season, spending most of his time at third and second base.

The Cubs recently picked up Ronald Torreyes from the Yankees, so La Stella became redundant. The Angels, meanwhile, pick up some infield depth. La Stella is entering his second of three years of arbitration eligibility and is due a slight raise on his $950,000 salary from the 2018 season.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.