Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:45:22 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Luis Valbuena signed a two-year contract Tuesday, Jan. 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:43:56 -0800
Free-agent 3B Luis Valbuena (Astros) agreed to a multi-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, Jan. 19, pending a physical. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:15:27 -0700
Houston Astros INF Luis Valbuena (hamstring) is set for surgery to repair a tear in his right hamstring. He will miss the remainder of the season.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:29:04 -0700
Contrary to a previous report, the Houston Astros have placed INF Luis Valbuena (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right hamstring injury.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:30:11 -0700
Houston Astros INF Luis Valbuena (hamstring) is not expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list, although his strained right hamstring will keep him sidelined until Friday, July 29. However, manager A.J. Hinch hinted that Valbuena could be held out of the lineup until Saturday, July 30, because the club will face a left-handed pitcher Friday.
Fantasy Tip: As the regular season enters the home stretch, Valbuena could wind up losing playing time to 3B Alex Bregman and INF Yulieski Gurriel. However, he still makes a decent option in daily fantasy contests when healthy.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:42:22 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. SS Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting seventh against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena left the game with a strained right hamstring injury Tuesday, July 26, so it's worth checking back for updates on his status. He could be in jeopardy of losing playing time going forward but remains a viable own in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Bregman is 0-for-7 to start his career but is a promising youngster with tremendous upside. He should be owned in all deep leagues and monitored universally.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:13:12 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena (hamstring) left the game Tuesday, July 26, against the New York Yankees due to a strained right hamstring.
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena should be reserved in all fantasy leagues which allow daily moves until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:12:23 -0700
Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker, OF Colby Rasmus and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia Tuesday, July 26. 3B Luis Valbuena will start at third base, while SS Alex Bregman will serve as the designated hitter. 1B Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and is batting second. C Evan Gattis will start at catcher and is batting fifth. OF Jake Marisnick will start in left field and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is currently on a nine-game hitting streak and has two RBI during that span. Gonzalez can be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues during his hot streak. Gattis should be an attractive option in leagues because he is hitting .278 with three home runs and five RBI over the last seven days. Marisnick is hitting .333 this month but is still not a strong fantasy option.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:42:52 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena went 3-for-5 with one home run and four RBI against the Oakland Athletics Friday, July 8.
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena has extended his hitting streak to five games and has eight RBI during that span. He should be an attractive starting option in daily fantasy leagues and should also be used in deeper mixed leagues.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:43:27 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a pair of runs scored against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, July 6.
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena has now homered in back-to-back games, and he has three jacks in his last six starts. The third sacker clubbed 25 home runs a year ago, and he's currently on pace to set a new career high in RBI while also batting 27 points above his career mark. Valbuena has some deep mixed league appeal.