TEMPE, Ariz.- In January Luis Valbuena claimed he was back to feeling like himself again after undergoing hamstring surgery this past summer, said a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News.
This was after Valbuena signed a two-year, $15-million deal with the Angels.
However, on Thursday the Angels announced that the first baseman suffered from a grade 1 right hamstring strain and will be out for at least a month. This is the same hamstring that he hurt before that cut his season off short in August.
With Valbuena out for the next month as spring training draws to a close, it is likely that C.J Cron will become the team’s everyday first baseman, said the Los Angeles Daily News.
This just adds to the already lengthy list of injured Angels players. It’s a good thing Valbuena is only out for six weeks at most because this American League needs to enter the season with a majority of healthy players.