The Cubs have placed infielder Luis Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list due to a right oblique strain.
Starting in place of Valbuena today against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field is Logan Watkins.
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Watkins was the Cubs' 2012 Minor League Player of the Year with Tennessee and has spent the 2013 season with Triple-A Iowa. He has batted .243 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 107 games with Iowa.