Jan. 19 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Outfielder Dexter Fowler has been traded from the Houston Astros to the Chicago Cubs for Valbuena and right-hander Dan Straily. Analysis: The 29-year-old Valbuena played third base primarily last year but also saw time at second. He hit .249 with 33 doubles, 16 homers and 51 RBIs. Valbuena agreed Friday to a $4.2 million, one-year contract and can become a free agent after the 2016 World Series.
July 31 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Valbuena had three hits with a homer Wednesday. Analysis: Valbuena has a .768 OPS with 34 RBIs. He grounds into double plays 4.8 percent of the time.
Apr. 3 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Valbuena had three hits in the Cubs' 4-3 loss in 16 innings to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Analysis: Valbuena's previous three-hit game came on May 30 against the Chicago White Sox.