LUIS VALBUENA RUMORS

Valbuena officially day-to-day with sprained toe

The Houston Astros can add Luis Valbuena to their list of banged-up players.  On Monday, after a few days of continued pain, an x-ray of his left big toe revealed a sprain. Said manager A.J. Hinch of Valbuena's condition to the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich: “He’s sore. His toe is very sore. He’s not going to start. He’s not going to have any activity on the field. Trying...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Valbuena, Astros on quite a home run tear

Third baseman Luis Valbuena just may be shaping up as one of the best off-season signings of any team in the league, and the Houston Astros are reaping the benefits. Valbuena swatted his tenth home run of the campaign on Sunday, and reached some exclusive company in franchise history in doing so. As Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle pointed out, Valbuena and Morgan Ensberg...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell, Week 3: Is Valbuena for Real?

As we’re nearly three weeks through the baseball season, the sample sizes are getting larger and the bats are starting to wake up from their winter hibernation, making for a hitter heavy buy/sell this week. Here we go: Sell: Nelson Cruz Cruz is off to a monstrous start to 2015, picking up where he left off last season. He currently leads all MLB in home runs (8) and RBI (17)...
Via Baseball Professor
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Try Not To Fowl It Up

The Cubs hinted at getting an outfielder that could play CF or LF just over a week ago and today they finalized a deal for about the only player that made sense to fit that role. The Cubs sent Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. Hard to find a way to not like this deal, but I'm sure some will find a way. In Fowler, the Cubs get a switch-hitting center...
Via Cub Reporter
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Swap Luis Valbuena for Dexter Fowler

For the last year or so, people have been asking what the Cubs are going to do with all these infielders. A trade, or several trades, has always seemed likely, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that the Cubs shipped Luis Valbuena to the Astros in exchange for Dexter Fowler and Dan Straily. Valbuena […]
Via Fangraphs
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs hand Cardinals fourth straight loss, 7-6

CHICAGO -- Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6. The teams combined for five home runs and 23 hits with a persistent wind at their backs. The Cardinals tied the score 5-5 on solo homers by Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Valbuena lifts Cubs to 6-4 win over Reds in 12

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the 12th inning and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Thursday. Highly regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara singled with one out and went to second on Starlin Castro's two-out infield single. Valbuena, 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, sent a ball to deep right field off...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Idunno’s on Third: 2014 Edition

The Cubs didn’t do much tonight, but take a look at the slash line for Luis Valbuena: .288/.394/.456 I figured that Valbuena would have a pretty good OBP, but he has been on a tear lately and so while I wasn’t paying attention, his batting average shot up and despite striking out in his last at-bat, hes OPSing .850 in a part-time role.  As Cubs fans we are familiar with his...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh my gawd Luis Valbuena is the backup catcher

RED ALERT!  RED ALERT!  THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Seriously, they even said it…since John Baker is nursing a sore throat from the foul ball last night, Welington Castillo is on the disabled list due to a ribcage strain, leaving only Eli Whiteside as a bonafide catcher at the major league level, it’s going to be Luis Valbuena to the rescue… If necessary Luis Valbuena is emergency...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #7

The Cubs used a power display to defeat the A’s on Sunday. I’m disappointed that Luis Valbuena didn’t really bat flip.  And then there was this defensive masterpiece by Darnell McDonald… He’ll get to laugh it off because the Cubs won. In other news, Starlin Castro got to play in minor league camp on Sunday and should be getting defensive innings soon. On the transactional...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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