Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/15/14
The Chicago Cubs have placed third baseman Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique muscle, according to Manny Randhawa of MLB.com. To replace Valbuena on the roster, the Cubs promoted infielder Logan Watkins from Triple-A. Manager Dale Sveum told reporters that Valbuena began experiencing discomfort in his side last week. The pain arose again on Friday when he pinch-hit for Chicago, prompting the Cubs to make the roster move. Valbuena has been a decent option for Chicago this season, hitting .225/.330/.372 with 13 doubles and nine home runs over 334 plate appearances. He's spent a little time at second base as well as in the outfield, but a majority of his games played have come at the hot corner. Despite the loss of Valbuena, Sveum was excited about the addition of Watkins. The 23-year-old collected his first major-league hit yesterday in his debut after posting a batting line of .243/.333/.379 with 18 doubles, seven triples and eight home runs over 472 plate appearances in Triple-A. "He's kind of a little exciting player that can run and bunt, and obviously a left-handed hitter who can actually drive the ball and do some things," Sveum said of Watkins. "He's always got on base and I'm anxious to see him play up here." Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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