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The Indians announced that infielder Luis Valbuena has been designated for assignment. Valbuena, who turns 26 on November 30, saw a lot of time at second base for the Tribe in 2009 and 2010, but spent most of 2011 in the minors.
Valbuena has a career .630 OPS in 806 Major League appearances with Seattle and Cleveland, but has wielded a much more dangerous bat in the minors --- he has a career .304/.387/.468 line in 937 plate appearances at Triple-A. With this minor league production in mind, it's easy to imagine Valbuena being claimed by a team looking for infield depth.
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