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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||14.00||.241||54.00||59.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Toe - Doubtful for July 7 at Cleveland|
|vs Cleveland||10||0||0|| .091|| .000|| .000|
|vs Pomeranz (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||88||15||5|| .267|| .352|| .170|
|12/22/2014||Jameson Taillon, SP PIT||Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU|
|12/21/2014||Wilmer Flores, SS NYM|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|Marlon Byrd, LF CIN|
Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU
|12/20/2014||Luis Valbuena, 3B HOU|
Danny Santana, SS MIN
|Austin Jackson, CF SEA|
Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD
|Last 10 Games|
Astros 3B Luis Valbuena (toe) still out on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5:40 pm ET) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday due to a toe injury. Valbuena was also forced to miss Monday's contest with the ailment. Though, manager A.J. Hinch does believe Valbuena will be able to return at some point during the four-game series with the Indians.
Marwin Gonzalez is once again drawing the start at third base while Valbuena heals up.
Sprained toe has Astros 3B Luis Valbuena out against Indians
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena is sidelined Monday in Cleveland. He is out of the lineup after starting 21 of the previous 23 games due to a sprained left big toe that has him day-to-day, per MLB.com.
Marwin Gonzalez is set to man the position instead.
Valbuena is not getting benched for recent struggles at the plate. He has hit safely in four of his last five games and boasts a career-high .438 slugging percentage.
He did go 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his only start against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who is on the mound Monday.
Astros 3B Luis Valbuena dealing with bothersome toe
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/5/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena has been bothered by his left big toe recently, the Houston Chronicle is reporting.
Valbuena said that he is fine, but the toe has bothered him as of late. He is hitting .304 with 14 hits, three home runs and six RBI over his last 13 games.
Astros 3B Luis Valbuena goes 2 for 4 on Monday vs. Royals
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/30/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena had two more hits on Monday, going 2 for 4 with two runs scored in the 6-1 win over the Royals.
Despite his .199 season batting average, Valbuena has been rolling at the plate recently, batting .320 with two home runs over his last seven games. He has reached base safely via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in each of his last nine games.
Astros' Luis Valbuena collects three RBI in Tuesday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 5 at the plate with three RBI to help send the Astros to a 13-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Valbuena hit his 18th home run of the season when he hit a solo shot off C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning. He would later hit his 19th home run off Cam Bedrosian in the fifth inning. He also scored three runs during the contest.
Prior to his three-hit game Tuesday, Valbuena was hitting .222 with five home runs and 11 RBI in his last 10 games.
|2014 summary: For the third season in a row, Luis Valbuena served as the Cubs' primary third baseman, but this time around, he got to keep more of the playing time to himself. He started 105 games at the hot corner plus another 17 games at second base. Though Valbuena was largely ignored in Fantasy circles for most of the season, he was a popular add in late August and early September when he cranked six home runs over a 13-game period. That power burst helped Valbuena to reach a career-high 16 home runs and 51 RBI, and his 68 runs scored eclipsed his previous high of 52 set with the Indians in 2009.|
Playing time status: Valbuena could begin the season as the Cubs' regular third baseman, but with a hot spring, Kris Bryant could force him into a utility role. That is almost certain to happen at some point during the 2015 season.
2015 outlook: The Cubs' infield situation is already crowded enough that Arismendy Alcantara will likely begin the season in the outfield, and when Bryant is ready to arrive, it won't be good for Valbuena's value. His best bet for Fantasy value is to get traded, but even then Valbuena is a deep mixed league option at best.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/7/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Corey Kluber|
|7/8/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|7/9/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Cody Anderson|
|7/10/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Nathan Karns|
|7/11/15||@ TB||4:10 pm||Erasmo Ramirez|
|7/12/15||@ TB||1:10 pm||Matt Moore|
|7/17/15||TEX||8:10 pm|| |