Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Valbuena out again with minor abdominal injury

MILWAUKEE -- Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena did not start Sunday for the second straight game because of an abdominal injury, manager Rick Renteria said.

The injury was not serious to Valbuena, who batted .295 in May, and Renteria said he was more "tired and sore."

"It's more precautionary than anything," Renteria said.

From May 13-24, Valbuena had an eight-game hitting streak, matching his career high, and he batted .433 in that stretch.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
Read More: Chicago Cubs, Luis Valbuena