Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs signed infielder Luis Valbuena
to a one-year, $930,000 contract on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
Claimed off waivers from Toronto by the Cubs last season, Valbuena batted .219
with four home runs and 28 RBI in 90 games.
A five-year veteran, the 27-year-old Venezuelan is a career .224 batter with
17 home runs and 85 RBI in 319 games with the Mariners, Indians and Cubs.
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