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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
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Valencia (wrist) is back in the Mariners' starting lineup on Wednesday.
Valencia had been sidelined since an awkward slide into third base on Friday night against the White Sox. He is starting at first base and batting cleanup Wednesday versus Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. May 24 - 3:33 PM

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Danny Valencia (wrist) has been scratched from the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday.

Valencia is still working through some wrist discomfort related to an awkward slide into third base on Friday night. Taylor Motter is starting at first base and batting sixth Tuesday night against Nationals right-hander Joe Ross.
May 23 - 4:52 PM

Danny Valencia will undergo an MRI on his ailing wrist.

Dan Vogelbach is on the Mariners' taxi squad and will be recalled if Valencia needs to go on the disabled list. The M's should have an update on Valencia later Sunday.
May 21 - 2:24 PM

Danny Valencia (hand) is not in the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Valencia injured his hand sliding into third base on Friday night. With Valencia sidelined, Taylor Motter will shift from second base to first with Mike Freeman drawing the start at second. Dan Vogelbach was scratched from Saturday's game at Triple-A Tacoma, which could indicate that he's on his way to Seattle to replace Valencia.
May 20 - 8:58 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is in the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Valencia will start at first base and bat fifth after missing a game with left hamstring tightness. It was clearly nothing serious.
May 9 - 3:59 PM

Danny Valencia was a late scratch from the Mariners' starting lineup on Sunday due to tightness in his left hamstring.

The issue doesn't sound major, but was enough to keep Valencia off the field for Sunday's series finale. Taylor Motter is starting in his place against the Rangers on Sunday.
May 7 - 4:16 PM

Danny Valencia went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBI in Thursday's 11-3 win over the Angels.

After recording an out his first time up, Valencia picked up hits in each of his next four at-bats. The loudest of those came when he socked a no-doubter of a solo home run to left in the seventh inning. Huge performances like this from Valencia have not been the norm this season. He entered Thursday's game hitting just .185/.256/.333 over the course of 81 at-bats.
May 5 - 1:16 AM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-2 with a homer and two walks after replacing an injured Mitch Haniger against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Valencia's ugly start was a big reason the Mariners called up Dan Vogelbach, but it's also the case that he's typically seemed to play better when he has to claw for playing time. Regardless, he's due to see more of it if Haniger lands on the DL.
Apr 26 - 12:35 AM

Danny Valencia is hitting just .154 in 52 at-bats after going 0-for-3 on Tuesday.

As badly as he's slumping, Valencia figures to lose some playing time to Taylor Motter after Jean Segura returns this weekend. Valencia has just one run scored and three RBI this season.
Apr 19 - 12:57 AM

Danny Valencia is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

No injury to report, here, just a typical off day for Valencia. In his place, Mike Freeman will take duties at first base and hit eighth against Astros starter Mike Fiers.
Apr 12 - 6:53 PM

Mariners and INF Danny Valencia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

It's a nice raise in what was Valencia's final year of arbitration eligibility. Valencia is slated to see plenty of starts at first base for Seattle in 2017 after they acquired him this winter via trade.
Jan 13 - 1:59 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 06:42:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 03:42:00 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.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Matt Olson is in right field Sunday.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Guillermo Heredia
2Taylor Motter
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Boog Powell
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Christian Bergman
8Sam Gaviglio
9Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Tony Zych
8Daniel Altavilla
9Evan Marshall
10Shae Simmons
11Casey Lawrence
12Ryne Harper