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Danny Valencia | Designated Hitter | #2

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Orioles selected the contract of INF Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.
Valencia was informed on Saturday that he was going to be added to the Opening Day roster. He'll get some at-bats against left-handers and fill in for Chris Davis at first base at times. Mar 29 - 11:51 AM

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Danny Valencia was informed Saturday that he has made the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

With Mark Trumbo on the shelf, there was a strong likelihood of this happening, but now it's official. Valencia has hit .257/.325/.514 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in 40 plate appearances during Grapefruit League play.
Mar 24 - 12:06 PM

Danny Valencia is out of the Orioles' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday because of minor calf soreness.

It doesn't sound too serious. Valencia hit his second home run of the spring on Sunday and stands to get regular playing time out of the gate in Baltimore with Mark Trumbo sidelined 3-4 weeks because of a quad strain.
Mar 19 - 12:43 PM

Danny Valencia hit his second home run of the spring Sunday in the Orioles' Grapefruit League loss to the Mets.

Valencia took Seth Lugo deep for a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning. He's in line to get regular playing time out of the gate in Baltimore with Mark Trumbo sidelined 3-4 weeks due to a Grade 2 quad strain. The 33-year-old should be useful in daily fantasy formats versus left-handed opponents.
Mar 18 - 3:50 PM

Danny Valencia doubled twice and drove in three runs Wednesday in the Orioles' 7-2 win over the Rays.

He's 4-for-9 with three doubles and a homer since signing five days ago. Valencia can certainly help the Orioles' lineup against lefties, but the team has to decide whether it's worth living with either his glove or Mark Trumbo's in right field. Colby Rasmus figures to start there against righties.
Mar 7 - 4:10 PM

Danny Valencia told reporters Saturday that despite his minor league contract with the Orioles, he has every intention of making the big league club.

He also noted that he wouldn't go to the minor leagues if he didn't, stating that he has nothing left to prove at that level. He'll need a solid showing this spring in order to crack the O's bench in a reserve role.
Mar 3 - 8:53 AM

Orioles signed INF/OF Danny Valencia to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale says Valencia will receive $1.2 million if he makes the major league roster, with $3 million more available in incentives. He looks like a likely platoon partner for Colby Rasmus in right field and also offers the O's an option at first and third base. Valencia hit .256/.314/.411 with 15 homers for the Mariners last season.
Mar 2 - 11:36 AM

Danny Valencia wore the Golden Sombrero in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

A third of Dylan Bundy's 12 strikeouts on the night came courtesy of Valencia, who looked like he had no chance versus the right-hander. Valencia isn't going to get many starts against righties going forward with Yonder Alonso now around, but Jarrod Dyson (groin) is hurt and Mitch Haniger is struggling.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 10:12:00 PM

Danny Valencia went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Valencia came up a double shy from hitting for the cycle. He got his big day started early, swatting a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in the first inning. Later in the game, he raced around the bases for triple No. 3 on the season. The first baseman is slashing .270/.321/.433 with 13 homers and 58 RBI for the campaign as a whole.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Valencia gave the Mariners a 2-0 lead with his fourth inning home run off Trevor Cahill, but the Royals would come back for the win before all was said and done. In 374 at-bats this season, Valencia is hitting .267/.320/.420 with 12 homers and 54 RBI. His career-best for dingers came last season, when he swatted 17 of them.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

The Mariners collected 10 hits as a team, but managed just one run in the game. This was Valencia's third two-hit performance in his last five games and he is now slashing .273/.332/.435 with 11 homers and 48 RBI for the season as a whole.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 01:42:00 AM

Danny Valencia clubbed a three-run homer as the Mariners topped the White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Valencia also collected a ground-rule double in the contest, finishing the day 2-for-5. His three-run shot off of Derek Holland tied the score at 5-5 in the fifth inning. Valencia has rebounded after a slow start and is now slashing .271/.331/.428 with 10 homers and 46 RBI on the season.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Danny Valencia finished 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's game against the Athletics.

Valencia is hitting .400 (18-for-45) with two doubles, two homers and six RBI over his past 12 outings, raising his average from .256 to .279 just since June 21. He is slashing a respectable .279/.340/.429 with 23 extra-base hits and 43 RBI across 287 at-bats.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 03:47:00 AM

Danny Valencia (wrist) finished 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Valencia missed the past two games due to a sore right wrist but he showed no ill effects of the injury, playing the entire game while handling duties at first base. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup if you normally depend upon him.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 03:26:00 AM

Danny Valencia (wrist) is back in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday.

Valencia missed a couple games with a sore right wrist. He's at first base and hitting seventh.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Chance Sisco
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Luis Sardinas
SS1Tim Beckham
3B1Manny Machado
2Danny Valencia
LF1Trey Mancini
2Craig Gentry
3Jace Peterson
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Colby Rasmus
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Dylan Bundy
3Alex Cobb
4Andrew Cashner
5Chris Tillman
6Gabriel Ynoa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Brach
2Zach Britton
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Richard Bleier
6Pedro Araujo
7Yefry Ramirez
8Miguel Castro
9Mike Wright
10Tanner Scott