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. Angels 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 slip Cron back into first base.
Signing Valbuena is now proving it’s importance. Smart move.
As for Escobar, he has a grade one left hamstring strain that he suffered in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, and will be sidelined for up to a month.