Blue Jays acquire infielder Luis Valbuena from Indians

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It feels like it’s been weeks since the announcement of a trade or free agent signing in baseball. Well, folks, the long wait is over. From the Indians’ official Twitter feed comes this bit of thrilling news:

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Valbuena posted a weak .209/.227/.279 batting line in 44 plate appearances this past year for Cleveland and has been unable to build on the flashes of production he showed back in 2009, when he slugged 10 home runs in 103 games as a 23-year-old. He’s unlikely to suddenly regain form in the Blue Jays’ system.