CHICAGO -- Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena suffered a right oblique strain during Friday's game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning. Infielder Logan Watkins was recalled from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
"Valbuena is not available and is going on the DL," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "He was unavailable, so we only had three guys on the bench [on Saturday]."
Valbuena is hitting .225 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs.
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