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Danny Valencia | First Baseman | #26

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 19 (0) / MIN
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Danny Valencia has been told he'll mostly play first base for the Mariners.
He'll also sprinkle in a few starts at right field, which makes the Mariners less likely to re-sign Franklin Gutierrez. Valencia will form a first-base platoon with Dan Vogelbach, who made his major league debut in September. The left-handed hitting Vogelbach will likely start against right-handers with Valencia handling lefties. Though it won't be a frequent occurrence, Valencia could also slide over to third base if Kyle Seager ever needs a day off. Nov 12 - 6:42 PM

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Mariners acquired Danny Valencia from the Athletics for RHP Paul Blackburn.

Valencia had been on the outs in Oakland since his scuffle with Billy Butler during the season. He should settle into a utility role with the M's, and see regular at-bats against left-handed pitching. Valencia hit .287 this past season with 17 HR, 51 RBI and 72 runs scored.
Nov 12 - 3:42 PM

Danny Valencia (neck) was scratched from the Athletics starting lineup on Friday.

The issue is believed to be minor, but there's no real reason to push him at this point. Matt Olson will take his place in the lineup and bat ninth against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners on Friday.
Sep 30 - 7:44 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Matt Olson is in right field Sunday.
Sep 25 - 1:16 PM

Danny Valencia went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Astros.

Valencia could not find a hit on the evening, a common theme for the A's. As a team, they managed just a trio of singles over 10 innings. For the season as a whole, Valencia is slashing .287/.348/.455 with 17 homers and 51 RBI over 442 at-bats.
Sep 21 - 1:15 AM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Valencia made his name crushing lefties, and Rangers southpaw Dario Alvarez learned that the hard way in the eighth inning when the 31-year-old took him deep with two runners on. Against all odds, Valencia has managed to weather the A's youth movement and a tussle with teammate Billy Butler -- which got Butler released -- and is performing well down the stretch. Valencia is hitting .289/.347/.458 with 17 homers, 51 RBI and 69 runs scored with a handful of games left to play.
Sep 18 - 12:23 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Danny Valencia is expected to finish the season with the Athletics.

There was a report over the weekend that indicated Valencia would be released before the end of the season, but he'll apparently stick around for now. The 31-year-old is under team control for next season, but Slusser writes that it's unlikely he returns, especially after his fight with the recently-released Billy Butler. Valencia is batting .291 with 16 homers and an .808 OPS this season, so there could be some trade interest over the winter.
Sep 13 - 2:55 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are expected to release Danny Valencia before the end of the season.

The A's cut ties with Billy Butler over the weekend, due in part to his role in an altercation with Valencia a few weeks ago. While Valencia has actually contributed with the bat this year, unlike Butler, it sounds as though Valencia could soon be on his way out the door as well.
Sep 11 - 11:49 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

It's a regular day of rest for Valencia who has been sitting against more right-handed pitchers lately. Ryan Healy is starting in his place at the hot corner and batting sixth for the A's on Friday.
Sep 9 - 6:39 PM

Danny Valencia is getting the day off Wednesday.

Max Muncy will start in right field and bat seventh versus Angels right-hander Alex Meyer. Valencia went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night against the Halos.
Sep 7 - 12:04 PM

Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Angels.

Valencia came back with a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning after the Halos plated three in the top of the frame. He later added a double, a single, a walk and another run scored. The Athletics' handling of Valencia the last couple months has been bizarre, but he's been playing regularly of late.
Sep 5 - 7:58 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

It appears to be just a day of rest for Valencia. Ryan Healy is getting the start at the hot corner while Yonder Alonso mans first base for the A's against Alex Reyes and the Cardinals.
Aug 27 - 3:35 PM

Danny Valencia will return to the lineup Tuesday, according to Athletics manager Bob Melvin.

Valencia was fined as a result of his altercation with teammate Billy Butler over the weekend, but no suspension is expected to be levied. Butler was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list as a result of the clubhouse fight.
Aug 22 - 7:41 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday.

The homer was Valencia's 15th of the year. The infielder now has multiple hits in each of his last six games, raising his overall line to .302/.351/.478 in 97 games.
Aug 20 - 10:50 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored, including the winning run in the 10th inning as the A's outlasted the Angels 8-6 on Thursday.

Valencia hit his homer, his 14th of the year, in the fourth inning, and his two-out single in the 10th started a two-run rally for the A's. Valencia's playing time has taken a hit since the A's dropped out of contention, and it stands to reason that will continue as the club plans for a future that likely doesn't include the 31-year-old. It's a shame, because Valencia has been very good when in the lineup, slashing .303/.355/.490 in 82 games.
Aug 5 - 12:05 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Jesus Sucre
4Steven Baron
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
3D.J. Peterson
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Seth Smith
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Ben Gamel
2Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Ariel Miranda
5Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6Nate Karns
7Arquimedes Caminero
8Daniel Altavilla
9Casey Fien
10James Pazos
11Thyago Vieira
12Cody Martin
13Paul Fry
14Micah Owings