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Valbuena works walk as DH in Angels debut

Infielder Luis Valbuena made his Angels debut Saturday, going 0-for-2 with a walk as the Halos blanked the Brewers, 2-0, in their Cactus League opener at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
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Luis Valbuena to Take Flight in LA

The Angels control a beautiful and valuable thing, Mike Trout’s age-25 to -28 seasons, what should mark his prime. The baseball world awaits to see what the club is able to do with this precious asset, and how the Angels will supplement it. If the club holds Trout and struggles to compete in the AL West, it would be akin to purchasing Cezanne’s “The Card Players” and then...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Mark Trumbo and the Everyday Player Tax

Last Thursday, two free-agent hitters found homes, with Mark Trumbo returning to Baltimore and Luis Valbuena switching AL West cities, going from Houston to Anaheim. While the expectation was that Trumbo was going to sign something of an albatross contract — I named him the No. 1 Free Agent Landmine heading into the off-season — he ended up signing for a perfectly reasonable...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena finalizes $15 million, 2-year deal with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Luis Valbuena fills several needs and opens up several possibilities for the Los Angeles Angels while they wait for Albert Pujols to get healthy. Valbuena and the Angels completed a $15 million, two-year contract Tuesday. The power-hitting corner infielder will play both positions for the Angels, who are coming off their worst record since 1999. The 31-year...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Luis Valbuena, Angels finalize $15 million, 2-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Infielder Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels have completed a $15 million, two-year contract. Valbuena spent the past two seasons with the Houston Astros, batting .260 last year with 13 homers and 40 RBIs despite missing the final two months of the season with a hamstring injury. He started his big league career with Seattle in 2008 before stints with...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Astros' Valbuena has setback, could be out for season

BALTIMORE (AP) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena could be lost for the season after experiencing a setback in his quest to return from a right leg injury. Valbuena has been on the disabled list retroactive to July 27 with a strained right hamstring. He was inching closer to a rehab assignment before hurting himself again Friday during a workout in Baltimore. He has been sent...
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August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Blakney gives overly enthusiastic strike two call

It’s not uncommon to see a Major League Baseball umpire with an emphatic motion to signal strike three. Some have their own signature moves. On Sunday, Ryan Blakney gave an overly enthusiastic call for a strike that wasn’t the third one. With a two ball, one strike count during the top of the fifth inning of a game between the Astros and Mariners, Mike Montgomery delivered a...
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July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Astros inks Cuban star for 5-year, $47.5 million

The Yulieski Gourriel sweepstakes has a winner. The Houston Astros reached an agreement with the Cuban infielder on a sizable 5-year, $47.5 million deal Friday afternoon. Source: INF Yulieski Gurriel agrees to 5-year, $47.5 million deal with #Astros #Cuba More on — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 15, 2016 Gourriel...
Via The Comeback
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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