15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
46 minutes ago

Valbuena (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was optimism earlier in the week that Valbuena would be able to avoid a stint on the DL, but after getting the last few days off, he's still not quite ready to get back on the field. The Astros recalled Tyler White from Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move Friday to help with depth corner infield depth, but Alex Bregman looks to be the prime candidate to see most of the playing time at the hot corner in Valbuena's absence. Valbuena's placement on the DL is retroactive to July 27, so he'll be eligible to return in mid-August.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
2 days ago

Manager A.J. Hinch indicated after Wednesday's game that Valbuena (hamstring) appears doubtful for Friday's series opener against the Tigers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena tweaked his hamstring in Tuesday's contest against the Yankees, but the team hopes he can avoid a stint on the disabled list. If he indeed misses the game, Alex Bregman could be in line for another start at the hot corner.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
2 days ago

The Astros are hopeful that Valbuena (hamstring) will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena is out of the lineup for Wednesday's meeting with the Yankees after suffering a hamstring injury in Tuesday's contest. Fortunately, Valbuena will get even more time to recover Thursday as the Astros will be traveling to Detroit prior to their weekend series. There is hope that Valbuena will skirt a stint on the disabled list, but given the nature of hamstring injuries, there's no guarantee that he'll be ready to get back on the field by Friday.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
3 days ago

Valbuena (hamstring strain) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Yankees, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's game in the second inning with a hamstring strain, and considering the Astros have an off day Thursday, he will get at least two days off prior to the weekend series in Detroit. Alex Bregman figures to get the starts at third base while Valbuena is out.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
3 days ago

Valbuena (hamstring) exited Tuesday's game in the second inning due to a hamstring injury, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena left after falling down on the way to first base, holding his leg and going to the clubhouse on his own power. The 30-year-old is day-to-day and could be back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Yankees, but it wouldn't be surprising if the team sat him out with a day off coming Thursday, while giving Alex Bregman an opportunity for another start at third base.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
3 days ago

Valbuena (leg) left Tuesday's game in the second inning, holding his right leg after falling down on the way to first base, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena walked off the field under his own power and exited to the clubhouse after the injury. Due to the injury, the Astros moved Marwin Gonzalez to third base and Jason Castro came into the game at first. It appeared as though Valbuena tweaked something in his leg, and should be considered day-to-day until there the team releases more information.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
3 days ago

Valbuena went 3-for-3 with a walk and his first stolen base of the season during Monday's 2-1 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena, who had half of the Astros' six hits on the night, is hitting .268/.354/.493 with four home runs and 13 RBI in July.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
5 days ago

Valbuena went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena rocked his 13th bomb of the year to give the Astros a four-run lead in the first inning of a home victory. This was his first homer in his last 11 contests, and he's slashing .253/.350/.455 on the season.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
3 weeks ago

Valbuena went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder made things interesting in the ninth by plating Jose Altuve with his run-scoring hit, but A's reliever Ryan Dull was able to get Marwin Gonzalez on strikes to end the game. Valbuena has started July off wielding a hot bat, as he now has a six-game hitting streak and is slashing .345/.412/.690 over his first 29 at-bats of the month.

15DLuis Valbuena
1B/3B HOU
3 weeks ago

Valbuena went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs and four RBI Friday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena's 12th homer of the year was a three-run walk-off shot that gave the Astros a wild 10-9 victory. He's now homered in three of his last four games to raise his slugging percentage to .478 on the year.