ANAHEIM http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-john-smoltz-jersey , Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired infielder Tommy La Stella from the Chicago Cubs on Thursday for $100,000 or a player to be named.La Stella spent the past four seasons with the Cubs. He batted .266 while appearing in a career-high 123 games last season, excelling as a pinch-hitter while also playing second base and third base.La Stella led the major leagues in pinch hits (24) and pinch-hit batting average (.312), while his 11 RBIs tied for the big-league high. The Angels’ pinch-hitters were among the majors’ worst last season Matt Kemp Jersey , batting .162 with a .265 on-base percentage.Atlanta drafted La Stella in the eighth round in 2011. He debuted with the Braves in 2014, but was acquired by the Cubs shortly after that season.He is a .264 hitter in five big-league seasons. La Stella is eligible for arbitration this offseason.The Angels released outfielder Jabari Blash to make room for La Stella on their 40-man roster. The 29-year-old Blash excelled as a power hitter for Triple-A Salt Lake, but batted .103 with just one homer in 24 games in the majors. The San Francisco Giants have reportedly expanded their search for a president of baseball operations to their archrivals.According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, San Francisco is "interested" in Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi for the role. While Morosi cautioned it is "unclear if the scenario is viable http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-hank-aaron-jersey ," he noted the interest could be the reason San Francisco's search has been somewhat slow.This comes afterBruce Levineof 670 The Score reported the Giants interviewed Chicago Cubs senior vice president Jason McLeod."We needed to take a fresh approach with baseball operations," Giants CEO LarryBaersaid in September after San Francisco fired general manager Bobby Evans, according toMark Gonzalesof theChicago Tribune. "We've had a very successful group here a long time, but we have to bring a new approach to Giants baseball and take a look outside."As forZaidi Deion Sanders Jersey , the Dodgersnamedhim general manager in November 2014 after he was with the Oakland Athletics for 10 years in positions such as the assistant general manager and director of baseball operations.Los Angeles won the National League West all four years under his direction and reached the 2016 National League Championship Series and past two World Series before losing to the eventual champions each time.The Giants have not enjoyed that level of success since they won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The 2012 campaign was the last time they won the division, and they finished in last place in the NL West in 2017 and fourth this past season.