Valbuena during his tenure with the Indians
|Chicago Cubs – No. 24|
November 30, 1985 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|September 2, 2008 for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||122|
Seattle Mariners (2008)
Valbuena began his professional career in the Seattle Mariners organization in 2005. He was first promoted to the major leagues on September 1, 2008, from the Mariners' Triple-A team, the Tacoma Rainiers.
Cleveland Indians (2009-2011)
Valbuena's first Major League home run came off of Bartolo Colón.
In August 2011, Valbuena was recalled after Kipnis was put on the disabled list with an oblique injury. He was designated for assignment and removed from the 40-man roster on November 18, 2011. On November 26, 2011, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.
Chicago Cubs (2012-)
On April 4, 2012, Valbuena was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs after being optioned by the Blue Jays. He was outrighted to the minors on April 7. Valbuena was called up from the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on June 14.
Valbuena's main position will be third base and he will occasionally utilize the 2013 season.
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