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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||14.00||.241||54.00||59.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||21||3||0|| .280|| .238|| .143|
|vs Pomeranz (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||105||17||5|| .252|| .324|| .162|
|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, RF SF|
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' Luis Valbuena slugs 20th home run in loss on Monday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/4/15) Astros infielder Luis Valbuena has recorded his first career 20-home run season, as he went 2 for 3 with a solo shot in Monday's 12-9 loss to the Rangers.
Valbuena's blast was his 20th of the year, but it also broke a 23-game homerless drought. Even with the two-hit effort, Valbuena is still batting a low .206 on the year.
Marwin Gonzalez replaces Luis Valbuena at third for Astros
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/25/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 81 games at the hot corner this year.
He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who gets his 12th start of the year.
Astros' Marwin Gonzalez in for Luis Valbuena at third base
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/12/15) Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base for the Astros on Sunday against the Rays over Luis Valbuena, who is presumably getting a day off.
Gonzalez is hitting .348 with two home runs and three RBI in July.
Astros 3B Luis Valbuena back from three-game absence
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/9/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Indians after missing three straight starts due to a toe injury.
Valbuena is batting .263 with a .566 slugging percentage, .944 OPS, two doubles, seven home runs, 15 RBI, 13 runs, 13 walks and 20 strikeouts in his last 21 games.
Astros 3B Luis Valbuena remains sidelined on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/8/15) Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena continues to be bothered by a toe injury, and is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Indians. Valbuena has missed the last two games with the injury, though there is still hope that he'll be able to return to the lineup on Thursday.
|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|
|8/28/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|8/29/15||@ MIN||7:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|8/30/15||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|8/31/15||SEA||8:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|9/1/15||SEA||8:10 pm||Vidal Nuno|
|9/2/15||SEA||8:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|9/4/15||MIN||8:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|