5/25 Minor League report

Chris Rusin gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits over four innings in Iowa’s 7-2 loss Thursday to Tacoma. Luis Valbuena and Brett Jackson each had two hits. Jackson now is batting .235.

Dallas Beeler gave up three runs on five hits and five walks over six innings in Tennessee’s 3-2 loss to Mobile. Jim Adduci hit his fourth home run and Junior Lake had two hits.

Greg Rohan and Micah Gibbs each homered but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-2, to St. Lucie. Ryan Searle gave up three runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings. Rohan’s homer was his eighth and one of three hits.

Kyler Burke gave up one unearned run on two hits over six innings for his first win of the season in Peoria’s 4-3 win over Clinton. Oliver Zapata had three hits and two RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat


I have observed that Luis Valbuena has excelled of late with his bat. Which position does the young man play? I hope he`s a catcher, but doubt that`s the case. Would be obliged if someone would answer my query.

Valbuena is a 2B. He’s 26 and has been in and out of the majors with Seattle and Cleveland.
His BA in the majors (229 games, 735 AB’s) is .226 with a .286 OBP. He has 13 HR’s and 57 RBI’s.
In the AAA (6 seasons, 259 games, 949 AB’s) his BA is .306 with a .387 OBP along with 33 HR’s and 149 RBI’s.
This season he’s batting .317 with a .387 OBP, 5 HR’s and 21 RBI’s in 38 games with 138 AB’s.

Thanks for the detailed info., BelgianCubbie. That was impressive. Seems as though we have overload at the second base position.

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