LUIS VALBUENA RUMORS

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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs place Luis Valbuena on DL with oblique strain

Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena sat out Saturday's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a right oblique strain. After the game, as MLB.com's Manny Randhawa reports, the Cubs announced that they will place Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list. The move should become official before Sunday's game, so the Cubs have a chance to make a roster move to fill...
Via MLB Injury News
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Reasons Luis Valbuena Will Flip His Bat

In the bottom of the third inning of the Saturday game against the Houston Astros, Luis Valbuena hit a two-run single…and flipped his bat.  Usually, bat flips are reserved for humongous hits, i.e. a grand slam, but Luis seems to love doing this, almost like he has some weird baseball-related Tourette’s tic.  That got me to wondering…what are the biggest factors in determining...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena: Not Very Good

In a few days, the Cubs will open regular season play with Luis Valbuena at 3B. Compared to the other options the Cubs have, he isn't that bad. Compared to other 3B, it's really bad. The first thing I looked at when analyzing Valbuena's last season was to look at his BABIP. It was low last year, at .260. That gives you the impression he's bound to get luckier next...
Via Obstructed View
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Valbuena & Maysonet Rally White Squad to Victory

Luis Valbuena smacked a two-out two-run HR into the upper bullpen beyond the RF fence in the bottom of the 4th to turn a one run deficit into a one run lead, and then after the Blue Squad pushed across a run to tie the game in the top of the 5th, Edwin Maysonet blasted a three-run HR with two outs in the bottom of the frame to lift the White Squad to a 6-3 victory in a five-inning...
Via Cub Reporter
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Luis Valbuena to One-Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration

When Ian Stewart hit the disabled list last season, the Chicago Cubs were without a full-time third baseman.  They called up a minor leaguer with some experience but hardly any pedigree, and he filled in nicely.  Now that minor leaguer, Luis Valbuena, is avoiding Major League arbitration with a one-year contract. Valbuena and the Cubs have agreed to a one-year, $930,000 deal...
Via MLB Injury News
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena avoid arbitration with Cubs

The Cubs have signed Luis Valbuena for $930,000, which is about $930,000 more than he deserves. Then again, the Cubs have few options at 3rd so maybe Valbuena is worth $930,000. Valbuena hit .219/.310/.340 in 303 plate appearances with Chicago this past season while playing second base and third base. The 27-year-old was first time arbitration eligible as a super two player this...
Via Obstructed View
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim Valbuena off waivers

The Chicago Cubs have claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and outrighted right-hander Frankie De La Cruz to Triple-A Iowa. The 26-year-old Valbuena is a career .226 hitter over parts of four major league seasons with Seattle (2008) and Cleveland (2009-11). He set career highs with 10 homers, 25 doubles and 31 RBIs in 103 games with the Indians...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians ship Valbuena to Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays acquired second baseman Luis Valbuena from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. The 25-year-old Valbuena appeared in 17 games for Cleveland last season, batting .209 with one home run and one RBI. The left-handed hitter has played in 229 major league games over four seasons for Seattle (2008) and Cleveland...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Jays acquire Valbuena from Indians

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired second baseman Luis Valbuena from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. The 25-year-old Valbuena appeared in 17 games for Cleveland last season, batting .209 with one home run and one RBI. The left-handed hitter has played in 229 major league games over four seasons for Seattle (2008) and Cleveland (2009-11), with...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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