Minor Moves

As JaysSaskatchwan noted in a fanshot, the Jays picked up Luis Valbuena from the Indians for cash. Here is his career numbers:

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2005 19 SEA-min 77 291 47 75 10 3 12 51 14 6 32 39 .258 .331 .436 .768
2006 20 SEA-min 132 488 63 134 26 7 5 48 22 10 58 70 .275 .353 .387 .740
2007 21 SEA-min 122 444 55 106 23 3 11 44 10 6 48 83 .239 .311 .378 .689
2008 22 SEA-min 128 452 84 137 21 2 11 60 18 8 59 69 .303 .382 .431 .813
2008 22 SEA 18 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .245 .315 .347 .662 78
2009 23 CLE-min 22 78 15 25 4 2 3 13 3 3 16 13 .321 .436 .538 .975
2009 23 CLE 103 368 52 92 25 3 10 31 2 3 26 83 .250 .298 .416 .714 90
2010 24 CLE-min 25 96 23 30 8 1 6 20 2 0 19 21 .313 .427 .604 1.032
2010 24 CLE 91 275 22 53 12 0 2 24 1 2 28 61 .193 .273 .258 .531 50
2011 25 CLE-min 113 420 64 127 22 0 17 75 6 3 46 96 .302 .372 .476 .848
2011 25 CLE 17 43 4 9 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 9 .209 .227 .279 .506 41
4 Seasons 229 735 84 166 42 3 13 57 4 5 59 164 .226 .286 .344 .630 72
162 Game Avg. 162 520 59 117 30 2 9 40 3 4 42 116 .226 .286 .344 .630 72
CLE (3 yrs) 211 686 78 154 37 3 13 56 4 5 55 153 .224 .283 .344 .627 71
SEA (1 yr) 18 49 6 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 .245 .315 .347 .662 78
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/26/2011.

He's not exactly someone we want to see playing a lot but he could battle Mike McCoy for utility job and allow the Jays to keep sending Mike back and forth between Toronto and Vegas.

The move fills the Jays 40-man roster so any time they want to add someone, say a free agent, they will have to DFA somebody. I wouldn't be all that surprised if Valbuena would be the first to go, though they would likely try to slip Brian Jeroloman through waivers first. 

We still have to find someone to play second, it won't be Valbuena. Things have been pretty boring on the transaction, front for the Jays, but December is coming and the Winter Meetings start on the 5th. I figure the Jays will want to know who's on second by the end of the month, so things should get more interesting soon. 

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