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LUIS VALBUENA RUMORS

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

Cubs' Luis Valbuena hits DL with oblique injury

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...
Via MLB Injury News
August 05, 2013  |  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

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

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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