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Biography Data
Positions: 2B-676, 3B-450, SS-180, 1B-31, LF-15, dh-7
Proper Name: Luis Adan Valbuena
Born: November 30, 1985 (30.329)
Place Caja Seca Zulia, Venezuela
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 160 Bats/Throws: Left-Right
High School:
Drafted: Not drafted
MLB Debut:September 2,2008 (22.276)
Service Time:5.148 (2015)
TBC Player ID:101616
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2016-07-30 - Houston Astros - DL-15 Strained right hamstring More
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($6.125m) [Avoids arbitration] by Houston Astros (2016-01-15)
Organizations:SEA, CLE, CHN, HOU
Signed by:Emilio Carrasquel

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2016MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2016-07-30Houston Astros3BDL-15Houston AstrosMLBDL-15 Strained right hamstring40man
    2016-01-15Houston Astros3BActive-MLBHouston AstrosMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($6.125m) [Avoids arbitration]40man
    2015-01-20Houston Astros3BActive-MLBHouston AstrosMLBTraded from Cubs with Dan Straily to Astros for Dexter Fowler40man
    2015-01-17Chicago Cubs3BActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($4.2m) Avoids arbitration40man
    2014-01-17Chicago Cubs3BActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.71m) Avoiding arbitration40man
    2013-09-01Chicago Cubs3BActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2013-08-31Chicago Cubs3bDL-15Kane CountyAAssigned to Kane County (A) for rehab40man
    2013-08-27Chicago Cubs3bDL-15Arizona CubsRkAssigned to Arizona Cubs (Rk) for rehab40man
    2013-08-04Chicago Cubs3b-2bDL-15Chicago CubsMLBDL-15 Right oblique strain40man
    2013-01-11Chicago Cubs3bActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.93m) Avoided arbitration40man
    2012-06-14Chicago Cubs3bActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBContract purchased from Iowa (AAA)40man
    2012-04-07Chicago Cubs2BMinorsIowaAAAOutrighted to Iowa (AAA)---
    2012-04-04Chicago Cubs3BActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBClaimed off waivers from Blue Jays by Cubs40man
    2011-03-07Cleveland IndiansCleveland IndiansMLB---
    2010-03-10Cleveland IndiansCleveland IndiansMLB---
    2009-03-09Cleveland IndiansCleveland IndiansMLB---
    2008-09-01Seattle MarinersSeattle MarinersMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Traded by Indians to Blue Jays for cash
    Traded by Mets with Joe Smith to Tigers for Franklin Gutierrez
    Signed as nondrafted free agent by Mariners
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2016Houston Astros$ 6,125,000203878$ 507,500$ 4,325,6902016-01-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($6.125m) [Avoids arbitration]
    2015Houston Astros$ 4,200,000260872$ 507,500$ 3,571,2832015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($4.2m) Avoids arbitration
    2014Chicago Cubs$ 1,710,0003931357$ 500,000$ 3,256,4972014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.71m) Avoiding arbitration
    2013Chicago Cubs$ 930,0004481951$ 490,000$ 3,021,5312013-01-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.93m) Avoided arbitration
    2012Chicago Cubs$ 495,2005741937$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2011Cleveland Indians$ 414,000789380$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-03-07 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($0.414m)
    2010Cleveland Indians$ 414,7006312130$ 400,000$ 2,812,4122010-03-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.4147m)
    2009Cleveland Indians$ 400,000724510$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-03-09 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.4003m)
    2008Seattle Mariners$ 390,000753440$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-09-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.39m) Contract purchased from minors

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