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 Posted: Fri Mar 24th, 2017 03:17 am
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The Los Angeles Angels announced that infielder Luis Valbuena will be out for four-to-six weeks with a hamstring strain.

Valbuena was pulled from Wednesday's spring training game citing hamstring tightness. The 31-year-old third baseman had hamstring surgery on the same leg last August and an MRI on Thursday confirmed that Valbuena had a Grade 1 strain.

Valbuena signed a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Angels this past offseason that includes a mutual option for 2019. In 342 plate appearances last year with the Astros, Valbuena posted an .816 OPS.

The injury to Valbuena settles a pretty crowded infield situation for the Angels. In all likelihood, this makes C.J. Cron the everyday first baseman and Yunel Escobar the everyday third baseman heading into the season.