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Valbuena misses 3rd straight game with leg tightness

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Infielder Luis Valbuena was out of the Angels' lineup for the third straight Cactus League game due to leg tightness, manager Mike Scioscia said on Sunday.

"He's going through some spring tightness in his legs that we're going to monitor, especially with his history of what happened last year," Scioscia said. "We're not concerned. He should be out there in a couple days, probably."

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Infielder Luis Valbuena was out of the Angels' lineup for the third straight Cactus League game due to leg tightness, manager Mike Scioscia said on Sunday.

"He's going through some spring tightness in his legs that we're going to monitor, especially with his history of what happened last year," Scioscia said. "We're not concerned. He should be out there in a couple days, probably."

Valbuena dealt with a right hamstring issue in 2016, which eventually led to season-ending surgery in August to repair a tendon. The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Angels this offseason, and he is slated to see plenty of time at first base this season.

Scioscia also said outfielder Ryan LaMarre tweaked his hip flexor after diving for a ball in right field last week, though he doesn't expect him to be sidelined for more than a couple of days.

Worth noting

• Left-hander Jose Alvarez and right-hander Deolis Guerra both pitched one inning in the Angels' 11-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday in their final tune-ups before leaving for the World Baseball Classic. Alvarez allowed an unearned run on two hits, while Guerra walked one over a scoreless frame. Alvarez, Guerra and right-hander Yusmeiro Petit will all play for Venezuela in the Classic.

• The Angels made their first round of cuts on Sunday, announcing that left-hander Kevin Grendell and right-handers Osmer Morales and Abel De Los Santos have been assigned to Minor League camp. The Halos now have 66 players in big league camp.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.

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