Luis Valbuena

#18 3B / Houston Astros / EXP: 8YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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      Astros' Luis Valbuena: Agrees to terms on one-year deal

      Valbuena (foot) and the Astros agreed to terms on a one-year, $6.125 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. As expected, the two sides were able to settle, and Valbuena should slide into an everyday role in 2016, seeing time at both first and third base. Valbuena underwent foot surgery in October but is expected to be ready when spring training opens.

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      Astros' Luis Valbuena: Expected to play every day in 2016

      Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that Valbuena (foot) will play every day in 2016, Brian McTaggart of reports. It's still relatively early in the offseason, but the Astros appear content to play Valbuena on an everyday basis in 2016 between first base and third. The home run numbers dropped off for Valbuena in the second half of last season, but his slugging percentage actually improved, and his OBP shot up by more than 70 points.

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      Astros' Luis Valbuena: Ready for spring training despite offseason surgery

      Valbuena underwent offseason foot surgery in October but is expected to be ready for spring training, The Houston Chronicle reports. Valbuena had a bunion removed from his left foot following the Astros' playoff run, but it does not appear to be serious and he should be fully healthy by the time position players report to camp in February. The Venezuelan will look to build off of his 2015 power surge in which he recorded a career-high 25 home runs.

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      Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena collects three hits Friday

      Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 4 with a home run, two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over Arizona on Friday. Every Astros hitter seemed to hit on Friday in the 21-run onslaught and Valbuena was a major catalyst. The crazy thing about Valbuena's season is that 43 of his 96 hits this season have been either a double or a home run. It's unclear if he simply can't hit for average or if he's going all-in for power, but this is tough to understand. In any case, he can't sustain this and he'll have to change something to be successful next season.

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      Slumping Luis Valbuena on the Astros' bench for series opener

      Astros infielder Luis Valbuena is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports. With the Astros facing yet another lefty in Felix Doubront, the sixth southpaw they've faced in their last seven games, Valbuena will head to the bench in favor of Chris Carter at first base. Valbuena has gone just 4-for-21 (all singles) so far in September, with his last homer coming back on Aug. 22.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros' Luis Valbuena slugs 20th home run in loss on Monday

      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.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Marwin Gonzalez replaces Luis Valbuena at third for Astros

      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.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Astros' Marwin Gonzalez in for Luis Valbuena at third base

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Astros 3B Luis Valbuena back from three-game absence

      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.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros 3B Luis Valbuena remains sidelined on Wednesday

      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.

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