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24 Luis Valbuena 3B
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 11/30/1985 | Birthplace: Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $930,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/7 | Average Draft Position: 266.86
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Luis Valbuena hits sixth home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena hit his sixth home run Wednesday against the Padres.

With two men on, Valbuena worked a two-pitch at-bat against Ian Kennedy in the fourth inning. On the second pitch, Valbuena belted a 76 mph curve out to right for a three-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Luis Valbuena riding month-long hot streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena totaled two singles, two walks, two strikeouts and one run during Monday's 5-4 win in 13 innings against the Marlins. He was also caught stealing on his first stolen-base attempt this season.

Valbuena totaled his fifth multi-hit game in his last seven appearances and his sixth this month. He's been on an offensive surge since mid-May, raising his season average from .207 to .289.

He is batting .366 with a .438 on-base percentage, .581 slugging percentage and 1.019 OPS in his last 27 games. He has three home runs, 10 RBI, 11 doubles, 15 runs, 12 walks and 20 strikeouts in that span.


Luis Valbuena back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena, who missed Sunday's game with an abdominal injury, returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Mets. Valbuena is hitting .263 with three homers and 12 RBI in 133 at-bats.

Luis Valbuena expected to return Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Valbuena was not in the lineup Sunday because of an abdominal problem. He is hitting .263/.384/.436 in 133 at-bats.

Luis Valbuena out with abdominal problem


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena was not in Sunday's lineup due to an abdominal problem, reports MLB.com. The injury is not serious, and Valbena was sidelined as a precaution, the report said.

Luis Valbuena on productive roll for Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Cubs utility infielder Luis Valbuena has justified his playing time in recent weeks after an unimpressive start to the season.

Since his average bottomed out at .207 on May 11, he has 15 hits in 42 at-bats and has hit safely in all but two of his starts. He has recorded five doubles, two home runs and nine runs during that 12-game stretch to sweeten his stat line to a respectable .256/.377/.426. Most impressive is his 25 walks in 129 at-bats this year.


Luis Valbuena has two hits, walk in loss to Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena notched his third multi-hit game on Sunday night at home against the Cardinals.

Valbuena tripled in the seventh inning and scored on a wild pitch. He also doubled in a run in the ninth inning off closer Trevor Rosenthal. He finished 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in a 5-4 defeat. He is hitting .227 with one home run and five RBI in 66 at-bats.


Manager intrigued by Luis Valbuena as leadoff hitter


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Luis Valbuena appears destined for more opportunities to bat leadoff. The Cubs third baseman has impressed Rick Renteria with his propensity to produce from that spot in the lineup.

"His on-base percentage has been extremely high, especially against right-handed pitching," Renteria told MLB.com.

Indeed. Valbeuna owns a .420 OBP against righties. He is batting just .250, but has 12 walks in just 40 at-bats. The Cubs have generally used Emilio Bonifacio and Junior Lake in the leadoff position, but that could change.


Luis Valbuena totals second multi-hit game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena totaled his second multi-hit game of the season Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, as he finished 2 for 4 with one double and one RBI. Valbuena also had one walk and scored three times.

Valbuena is batting .250 with three RBI in 17 games. He has no home runs, three doubles, six runs, 10 strikeouts and 12 walks. He has a .423 on-base percentage.


Cubs manager could play matchups at second base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Darwin Barney remains the team's starting second baseman, but his playing time might be reduced as Renteria looks for favorable matchups at times. Luis Valbuena and Emilio Bonifacio are both options to see playing time at second base.

"I think as we go into the season, we have certain guys who we’re going to put into a particular position and the second day you might see a different lineup," Renteria said, per The Chicago Tribune. "The reality is the matchups we have and are looking at throughout the course of the season will determine how we use all our guys.

"I’m fortunate enough to have the flexibility with guys and matchups and different scenarios that could occur during the course of a season. I have the ability to do that with them. I want to put them in the best position to have success."


Cubs, Luis Valbuena avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Cubs have avoided arbitration with third baseman Luis Valbuena, according to the New York Post.

Valbuena will earn $1.7 million next season. He's coming off a year in which he hit .218/.331/.378 in 331 at-bats. 


Luis Valbuena out Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is not in the team's starting lineup against the Pirates Tuesday.

Valbuena will be replaced by Donnie Murphy at third. Valbuena is hitting .218/.332/.379 in 330 at-bats. 


Luis Valbuena breaks skid with first-inning homer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena ended an 0-for-14 slump Thursday with a first-inning solo home run off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse in his team's 5-1 win in Milwaukee.

Valbuena hadn't recorded a hit since going 2 for 4 with a home run on Sept. 9 against the Reds, though he did walk six times during the hitless stretch. He owns a .219/.333/.381 line with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 320 at-bats.


Luis Valbuena back Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Valbuena has started to see more playing time recently, but was given the day off Thursday. He's hitting .228 in 303 at-bats. 


As rosters expand, Cubs make roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Cubs made a few roster moves Sunday as rosters expanded. The Cubs activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney (rib) and infielder Luis Valbuena (oblique) from the disabled list, while recalling pitcher Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa.

In order to make room for Sweeney on the 40-man roster, reliever Eduardo Sanchez was designated for assignment. Sweeney was on the 60-day disabled list.


Luis Valbuena start rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena began his minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday night with the Arizona League Cubs.

Valbuena lined a double in the opening frame and singled in the fifth inning for his only hits of the night. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. 

Valbuena been sidelined since early August with a strained oblique muscles. He batted .225/.330/.372 in 285 at-bats before the injury. 


Luis Valbuena to begin rehab


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena will begin his rehab this week, according to the Daily Herald

Valbuena has been dealing with an oblique strain since early August. He's hitting .225/.330/.372 in 285 at-bats. 


Luis Valbuena hits the DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) The Cubs placed infielder Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, with an oblique strain. It is not clear when Valbuena suffered the injury, but he has been limited to pinch-hitting duty over since Wednesday.

Valbuena was hitting .225 with a .702 OPS on the season prior to this injury.  


Luis Valbuena clubs third July home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena homered and drove in two runs during Saturday's 9-3 loss at Colorado. He finished 2 for 4 with one walk.

Valbuena is batting .261 (12 for 46) with two doubles, three home runs, six runs, eight RBI and eight walks in 13 July games.


Luis Valbuena playing better than average indicates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday third baseman Luis Valbuena is playing better than his .247 average indicates.

"On a whole, from last year to this year, he’s been so consistent, even though you’re not seeing a .300 batting average," Sveum said of Valbuena, per MLB.com. "The on-base percentage and the walks seem to always be there on a consistent basis and the defense he’s played has been as good as anybody at third base."


Luis Valbuena drives in two in losing effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena had one hit Saturday against the Astros, but he made it count. Valbuena opened the scoring with a two-run single in the third inning and finished 1 for 5 with the two RBI in a 4-3 loss. 

Valbuena is hitting .243 with a .764 OPS and 21 RBI. 


Luis Valbuena jumps to leadoff spot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena has moved up to the leadoff spot.

Valbuena will face Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller Monday. Valbuena is hitting .244/.357/.417 in 156 at-bats. Valbuena's .257 on-base percentage is the best among the team's normal starters.  


Luis Valbuena hitting sixth


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena will hit sixth against the Reds Thursday. 

Valbuena has platooned with Cody Ransom all season but is seeing the majority of playing time against right-handed pitchers. He'll be tested Thursday against Reds' starter Mat Latos. 

Valbuena is hitting .238/.357/.420 in 143 at-bats.


Cubs could fine, suspend Ian Stewart


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2013) After a Monday night Twitter rant that accused Cubs manager Dale Sveum of not liking him and keeping him down in the minors, third baseman Ian Stewart is likely to face a fine or suspension from the team.

Stewart took to Twitter to vent over being stuck in the minors after completing an injury rehab, while the team plays Luis Valbuena and Cody Ransom at third. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday that, "what he did was really unprofessional and there are going to be consequences. Beyond that, I’m not going to comment." The Tribune noted that the Cubs had suspended Milton Bradley in 2009 for negative comments made to a newspaper. 

Stewart, playing for Iowa, has a .164 batting average with four home runs. 


Luis Valbuena finally homers again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2013) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena ended a homerless streak that stretched to the final game of April against the White Sox Thursday.

Valbuena opened the game with a double in the second inning, singled in the fourth and scored both times. He then hit a solo home run to center, his sixth of the season. Valbuena finished 3 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI in an 8-3 win.

Valbuena had gone 20 games without a home run, a stretch of 51 at-bats during which he hit .255 with a .704 OPS.