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Danny Valencia | Third Baseman | #26

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 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

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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

Athletics general manager David Forst mentioned Danny Valencia, Max Muncy, and Jake Smolinski as possibilities to see time in right field.

The Athletics traded Josh Reddick to the Dodgers on Monday in a five-player deal, so there's opportunity in this outfield. Forst also said that the recently-acquired Brett Eibner could soon be called up to help in center field.
Aug 1 - 8:35 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Rangers in a loss Monday.

Valencia is the hitter the A's wanted Billy Butler to be when they gave him a three-year deal prior to 2015, and the A's have responded to it by cutting back his playing time against righties lately. It doesn't make a lot of sense to us. Valencia isn't great against righties, but neither are the alternatives the A's possess. Ideally, Valencia would get traded this week.
Jul 25 - 11:33 PM

Danny Valencia is out of the A's starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.

Ryon Healy will start at third base and Yonder Alonso will start at first base. Valencia has seen a slight drop in playing time since the arrival of Healy. He remains one of Oakland's better trade chips.
Jul 20 - 12:45 PM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a run scored Sunday in the A's loss to the Blue Jays.

There's been talk of reduced playing time for Valencia with the arrival of third base prospect Ryon Healy, but it wouldn't make sense for the A's to bench one of their best hitters and trade chips and there are enough spots for him to get at-bats. Valencia played first base Sunday. He was at DH on Saturday.
Jul 17 - 7:32 PM

Danny Valencia said Friday that the Athletics have talked to him about likely having his playing time reduced.

Ryon Healy is making his major league debut at third base on Friday and the A's obviously want to get a long look at him. Valencia could get squeezed out of the lineup on occasion, as he is on Friday, but he'll also be mixed in at first base, left field, and the DH spot. It might not matter for very long, as Valencia is one of their best trade chips. The 31-year-old has had a quiet start to July and rates poorly defensively at third base, but he's batting .304 with 12 homers and an .854 OPS on the year.
Jul 15 - 7:11 PM

Danny Valencia is not in Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

It's unclear if anything is ailing Valencia at the moment, but the newly-promoted Ryon Healy will make the start at third base and bat ninth against Marcus Stroman. Of course, Valencia has also been mentioned in trade rumors.
Jul 15 - 6:28 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Twins.

Valencia went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer on Tuesday, but he'll be on the bench at the outset of Wednesday's matinee game in Minneapolis. Tyler Ladendorf is starting at third base and batting ninth versus Ervin Santana.
Jul 6 - 11:20 AM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Valencia's bomb off of Neil Ramirez in the eighth inning pulled the A's closer, but the Twins wound up tacking on more runs in the blowout victory. The third baseman is up to 12 longballs on the season.
Jul 6 - 2:04 AM

Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Athletics over the Angels 7-3 on Saturday.

Valencia has quietly put up a fantastic .333/.381/.552 slash line with 11 home runs in 201 at-bats. He has played well in limited time in recent years, registering an .888 OPS in 2013 and an .864 OPS last year. So there is good reason to believe the 32-year-old veteran can continue to help fantasy teams all season long. He delivers a nice mix of power and average. The reason he has rarely been an everyday player throughout his career is because he has large platoon splits, being much more deadly versus left-handed pitching.
Jun 26 - 3:30 AM

Justin Tasch and Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News report that the Mets talked to the Athletics about Danny Valencia prior to acquiring Kelly Johnson.

Johnson almost surely won't be a big needle-mover, so it's doubtful the acquisition of him would prevent the Mets from continuing to seek a bigger upgrade. Valencia would make a lot of sense for the Mets, especially with his ability to play both third and first base. He's making $3.15 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter.
Jun 19 - 9:24 AM

Danny Valencia (stomach) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.

Valencia rejoins the fray after enduring a stomach bug during the first of the week. He is batting fourth and returns to a .343/.387/.580 triple-slash. The veteran third baseman has also hit nine homers and driven in 22 runs over 39 games.
Jun 10 - 4:12 PM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
2B1Chad Pinder
2Max Muncy
3Arismendy Alcantara
4Tyler Ladendorf
5Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Brett Eibner
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Jake Smolinski
2Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jesse Hahn
5Chris Bassitt
6Felix Doubront
7Henderson Alvarez
8Andrew Triggs
9Ross Detwiler
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Dull
6Chris Smith
7Zach Neal
8J.B. Wendelken
9Daniel Coulombe
10Fernando Rodriguez
11Jarrod Parker