Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
17 hours ago

Valbuena is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As usual, Valbuena will hit the bench with the opposition bringing a left-hander (Jordan Montgomery) to the hill. C.J. Cron swaps in for Valbuena at first base, batting seventh.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
4 days ago

Valbuena is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As is customary, Valbuena will rest Sunday with the opposition bringing a lefty to the hill in Jason Vargas. C.J. Cron picks up the start at first base in place of Valbuena.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
7 days ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite collecting an RBI double in Wednesday's contest, Valbuena will get Thursday night off with lefty Matthew Strahm taking the hill for Kansas City. C.J. Cron will move into the lineup to fill the void at first base for the evening.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 week ago

Valbuena started at third and went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI and two runs scored in a 12-6 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

There was a question regarding which of Valbuena or C.J. Cron would get the shaft when Yunel Escobar returned from the disabled list; so far it has been neither, as the former has slid over to third or been deployed as the DH over the team's last seven games. Even with semi-regular playing time, the 31-year-old hasn't been doing much this season (.179/.298/.283), limiting his fantasy value to the deepest of leagues.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
2 weeks ago

Valbuena is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

C.J. Cron will get the start at first base for the Angels while Valbuena sits for the second time this series. In Wednesday's game, Valbuena went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, marking the fourth time in the last five games that he went hitless at the plate. With right-hander Brad Peacock expected on the mound for the Astros on Friday, Valbuena will likely be back in the Angels lineup for their series opener.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
2 weeks ago

Valbuena is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Valbuena will bow out of the lineup with left-hander Daniel Norris twirling for the Tigers, opening up a spot at first base for C.J. Cron for the second straight game. Though Valbuena should continue to start regularly against right-handers, he hasn't exactly impressed in that capacity this season, hitting a woeful .172/.273/.299 across 99 plate appearances.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Twins sending southpaw Adalberto Mejia to the mound Thursday, Valbuena will head to the bench for the second time in as many games. Jefry Marte will again start in his place at first base, as has been the case against most left-handed starters.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With southpaw Jaime Garcia heading to the mound for the Braves, Valbuena will take a seat for the first time in nine games. Jefry Marte will draw the start at first base in his stead.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
3 weeks ago

Valbuena went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Braves on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The home run was the veteran's third in 25 games this season. He certainly has some pop in his bat, but the 31-year-old has been too much of a drag on batting average (.171) to be relied upon regularly. Valbuena will move up to the cleanup spot against righties with Mike Trout (thumb) hitting the disabled list.

Luis Valbuena
1B/3B LAA
1 month ago

Valbuena is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

With the Angels facing left-handed Tommy Milone and the Mets, manager Mike Scioscia has opted to give Valbuena the day off. Jefry Marte will bat cleanup and fill his void at third base.