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Danny Valencia | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Danny Valencia went 2-for-5 with a grand slam off Edgar Olmos in Friday's loss to the Mariners.
The homer extended Valencia's hitting streak to nine games and gave him eight RBI in the last four games. It's too bad the A's can't face mediocre left-handed relievers masquerading as starters every game. Sep 5 - 2:03 AM

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Danny Valencia doubled twice and knocked in three runs across four plate appearances as the Athletics took down the Angels 11-5 on Monday.

Valencia hit a two-run double in the third inning, sparking a five-run outburst. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth to make it a 6-3 game. The third baseman has hit safely in seven consecutive games and is now batting .299/.340/.525 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 263 plate appearances this season.
Sep 1 - 2:02 AM

Danny Valencia had two hits in five at-bats, including a two-run home run, as the Athletics defeated the Mariners on Monday.

Valencia capped of the Athletics' seven-run fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. It's his 12th of the season and his fifth in only 15 games since joining the Athletics from the Blue Jays.
Aug 25 - 1:37 AM

Danny Valencia has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right knee.

The thought had been that he was dealing with a hamstring issue, but apparently it's a knee problem. Valencia is in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the injury, although he'll surely see plenty of days off.
Aug 23 - 3:17 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is back in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

Valencia has been dealing with a hamstring ailment for over a week, even undergoing an MRI Saturday. Evidently the exam came back well, as he's ready to give it a go.
Aug 23 - 2:24 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is not in the Athletics starting lineup Saturday against the Rays.

He's headed for an MRI on his injured hamstring. It sounds like he'll be out for a few days and perhaps longer if the MRI reveals anything serious. Brett Lawrie will handle third base in his absence.
Aug 22 - 7:08 PM

Danny Valencia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Orioles.

Valencia drilled a Chris Tillman offering over the fence in right field in the second inning, giving the A's a temporary 1-0 lead. It's his fourth home run in 10 games since joining the Athletics. On the season, he has 11 home runs, 38 RBI, and a .294/.332/.534 batting line.
Aug 17 - 9:54 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is back in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

Valencia didn't play Saturday due to a sore hamstring, but he's ready to give it a go. He has a .998 OPS with three home runs and eight RBI in eight games with the A's.
Aug 16 - 11:58 AM

Danny Valencia is out of the A's lineup Saturday due to back and hamstring soreness.

He's expected to return to action Sunday. Valencia has been tremendous so far with the A's, boasting a .998 OPS with three home runs and eight RBI in eight games.
Aug 15 - 5:49 PM

Danny Valencia stayed hot Wednesday, homering against his former team in the loss to the Blue Jays.

Valencia took R.A. Dickey deep for his third homer in six games with the A's and 10th homer in 185 at-bats overall. He's collected an extra-base hit in each game he's played for Oakland, which seems pretty good for a guy thrown away 10 days ago.
Aug 12 - 10:51 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk-off single in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Astros.

In a nice bit of symmetry, Valencia scored the first run of the game on a solo home run off Astros starter Mike Fiers and also drove in the final run when he hit a walk-off RBI single against Luke Gregerson in the bottom of the ninth. Since being claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays, the veteran outfielder is 7-for-16 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI. He's best served as a lefty-killer, but there's no reason for the A's not to play him against all-comers when his bat is this hot.
Aug 9 - 8:41 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer for the A's off Houston's Dallas Keuchel on Friday.

Valencia was making his second start since being claimed off waivers on Monday. The A's got him to play against lefties, just as the Blue Jays were doing. If he lights it up, he might get some starts versus righties, too. However, it's only lefties that he figures to excel against.
Aug 8 - 12:59 AM

Athletics claimed INF/OF Danny Valencia off waivers from the Blue Jays.

Valencia was designated for assignment by Toronto in a somewhat surprising move after the July 31 trade deadline. He's having a very good season and drew interest from a range of teams (including the White Sox, Rangers, and Orioles) on the waiver wire. The 30-year-old probably isn't going to carry a ton of fantasy value in Oakland.
Aug 3 - 3:06 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox, Rangers and Orioles have emerged as the most likely destinations for Danny Valencia.

In a bit of a surprise move, Valencia was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday. He is expected to be claimed off trade waivers on Monday, which will give the Jays an opportunity to deal him. Valencia is having a terrific season, slashing .296/.331/.506 with seven long balls and 29 RBI in his 162 at-bats.
Aug 2 - 8:16 PM

Blue Jays designated INF/OF Danny Valencia for assignment.

With all of the recent acquisitions that the Blue Jays have made, they were forced to make a few tough decisions on their roster and it appears that Valencia is the odd-man out. The lefty-masher was hitting .296/.331/.506 overall with seven homers and 29 RBI in 162 at-bats. He should attract interest from plenty of teams looking to upgrade their bench.
Aug 1 - 10:17 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Carson Blair
1B1Ike Davis
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
3Jason Pridie
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Jesse Chavez
4Kendall Graveman
5Jarrod Parker
6Chris Bassitt
7Felix Doubront
8Aaron Brooks
9Sean Nolin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Drew Pomeranz
3Fernando Rodriguez
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Pat Venditte
8R.J. Alvarez
9Ryan Dull
10Arnold Leon
11Dan Otero