Tag Archives: Luis Valbuena

Yunel Escobar To Miss 2-4 Weeks

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This is sort of like making a trade. Luis Valbuena comes off the disabled list. C.J. Cron comes off the disabled list. Yunel Escobar goes on the disabled list the same day that Cron returns. AngelsĀ need a third baseman. So they move Valbuena across the diamond from first base to third. Now the club needs a first baseman, so they… Read more »

Angels Activate Luis Valbuena

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Today the #Angels reinstated INF Luis Valbuena from the DL and optioned RHP Jose Valdez to Triple-A @SaltLakeBees. — Angels (@Angels) May 2, 2017 The timing of this was perfect given the injury to CJ Cron. Valbuena played six minor league rehab games, hitting .348/.375/.438. Valdez just gave up a homerun during his cup of coffee. As of now, this… Read more »

Angels Starting Lineup Taking Shape

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This is a photo from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register showing that Mike Scioscia is pretty close to finishing his preferred batting order. All he needs is for Albert Pujols to return. The Martin Maldonado/Carlos Perez battle will have a winner soon. But one has to imagine they’ll end up splitting the time nearly down the middle. Batting… Read more »

Pujols’ Status Fueling Offseason Activity

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The Angels have gone nuts this offseason and many have wondered exactly why. Some say it’s because they’re trying to contend again when they should be rebuilding. Others think it’s simply because a lot of money fell off the books, and there was simply room to fill holes. Both are valid points to a degree. The latter tends to be… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: Bailey, DL, Rasmus, Second Base

For the past several years, Andrew Bailey was a reliever I had wanted the Angels to get to help address their bullpen woes that have been their biggest weakness on the field since 2010. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and the former 2009 Rookie of the Year stepped into the injury abyss. He wasn’t heard from much for a few years,… Read more »

Offseason Tracker: Maybin, Escobar, Campos

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The Angels have some money available this winter and need more lineup depth, which is why deal for Cameron Maybin makes sense. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 3, 2016 The Angels have needed an everyday left fielder ever since Garret Anderson left… That’s a long time. They did acquire one in 2011, but that turned out to be the biggest… Read more »