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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
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Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Athletics pounded the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday.
Valencia hit a solo home run off Matt Boyd, his seventh homer of the season, and the A's were able to hang nine runs on the Tigers' awful bullpen. The three-hit game raised Valencia's season line to .311/.341/.521. Designated for assignment by the Blue Jays less than a year ago, the 31-year-old has proven to be one heck of a pickup for the A's. May 28 - 7:15 PM

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Danny Valencia was a monster in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Rays, hitting three home runs and finishing with 5 RBI.

These weren't just window dressing homers, either, as the A's needed every bit of Valencia's fine batting work to polish off the one-run win. He got things started with a first inning solo homer off Rays starter Matt Moore in the first, following it up with a two-run homer in the fifth. His third homer of the game, though, is the one that will make the end of the season highlight reel. The A's trailed 6-5 entering the top of the ninth inning. Valencia turned that around well enough with a two-run homer off Steve Geltz with two outs to boost his squad to the narrow victory. Hamstring injuries have limited the third baseman to 73 at-bats, but in that relatively limited window of action, he is slashing .342/.377/.589 with five homers and 10 RBI. All five of those homers and seven of those RBI have come over the last three games.
May 15 - 4:36 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) slugged a pair of solo homers in his return to the lineup Friday against the Rays.

It was his third career multi-homer game. Valencia socked 11 home runs in 47 games with the A’s down the stretch last season, but he was without a home run through 17 games this year coming into Friday’s action. The 31-year-old aggravated his recent hamstring injury on Monday and sat out the remainder of the series against the Red Sox, but it’s safe to say he’s feeling better now.
May 14 - 1:02 AM

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

It's the first time he's played since he aggravated his hamstring injury Monday. Valencia is at third base and batting sixth against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays.
May 13 - 3:47 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) remains sidelined Wednesday.

There was some hope that he might be ready to return to action for Wednesday night's series finale against the Red Sox, but A's manager Bob Melvin will go ahead and play it safe. Valencia just spent 15 days on the disabled list with a hamstring strain and began experiencing renewed hamstring tightness on Monday night. It's the smart move to rest him through Thursday's scheduled off day. Yonder Alonso is at third base.
May 11 - 3:44 PM

A's manager Bob Melvin said he's hopeful Danny Valencia (hamstring) will be available Wednesday.

He was not available on Tuesday night after leaving Monday's game with hamstring tightness. Valencia just spent 15 days on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
May 10 - 10:36 PM

Danny Valencia said that he left Monday's game due to hamstring tightness.

Valencia just made it back from the disabled list, so it was a bit concerning to see him leave the game, but he doesn't think it's a big deal. Consider him day-to-day for now.
May 9 - 11:25 PM

Danny Valencia left Monday's game against the Red Sox in the second inning with an apparent injury.

Valencia just returned from a hamstring injury and might have aggravated it while running out a single. Chris Coghlan entered the game to replace him at third base. The Athletics should pass along an update on Valencia soon.
May 9 - 7:50 PM

Athletics activated 3B Danny Valencia from the 15-day disabled list.

Valencia spent the minimum amount of time on the DL and homered in one of his two rehab games. He'll return to a .294/.345/.353 batting line with the A's and will resume his role as the starting third baseman.
May 6 - 12:07 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) will play one more rehab game with High-A Stockton on Wednesday.

If all goes well, he will fly with the A's to Baltimore on Thursday and come off the disabled list Friday when first eligible. Valencia has been on the disabled list since April 20 because of a left hamstring strain, with Chris Coghlan doing most of the filling in at third base.
May 3 - 7:50 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) went 0-for-3 on Monday in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton.

Valencia, out since April 20 with a left hamstring strain, also played seven innings at third base. He's expected to be activated when he's first eligible on Friday. Valencia was batting .294/.345/.353 over 14 games prior to the injury.
May 3 - 8:29 AM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, the first day he's eligible.

Valencia will begin a three-game rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Monday, playing third base twice and serving as a designated hitter once. Assuming all goes well, he'll be back with the A's next weekend in Baltimore. Valencia was off to a .294/.345/.353 start in his first 14 games before straining his hamstring.
May 1 - 10:21 AM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) ran sprints on Thursday and has continued to hit off of a tee and pitching machine.

Valencia is sidelined with a strained left hamstring, but it's looking as though he may only need a minimum stint on the disabled list. Before he was sidelined, Valencia was hitting .294/.345/.353 with two RBI in 14 games.
Apr 29 - 7:27 PM

Danny Valencia (hamstring) hit off a tee Monday.

It's a nice step in the right direction for the Oakland third baseman, who landed on the disabled list April 21 with a strained left hamstring. He should be ready to rejoin the A's sometime in early May.
Apr 26 - 5:20 PM

The Athletics announced Friday that MRI results confirmed the diagnosis of a mild to moderate hamstring strain for Danny Valencia.

Valencia was placed on the disabled list on Thursday due to the injury. While it's encouraging news that there isn't a more serious issue at play. Valencia will still be sidelined for the next several weeks. Chris Coghlan will continue to see increased action in his absence.
Apr 22 - 9:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chris Coghlan
3Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Jesse Hahn
9Zach Neal
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Daniel Coulombe
10R.J. Alvarez
11Jarrod Parker