Los Angeles Angels

Angels infielder Luis Valbuena out 4 to 6 weeks because of strained hamstring

Angels infielder Luis Valbuena out 4 to 6 weeks because of strained hamstring

The Angels’ depth suffered a blow Thursday, when an MRI exam revealed a significant strain within infielder Luis Valbuena’s right hamstring. He’ll require four to six weeks of rest before returning to game action, the team announced.

The Angels said the strain was diagnosed between grades 1 and 2. There are three grades of hamstring strains, lower being less serious.

Valbuena, 31, suffered the injury in spring training Wednesday, when he exited the Angels’ game after only three innings. He was unavailable to speak with reporters Thursday, and it remains unclear when the injury occurred. He ran hard to score from second on a first-inning single, but stayed in...

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