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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 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

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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

Danny Valencia went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Astros.

Valencia could not find a hit on the evening, a common theme for the A's. As a team, they managed just a trio of singles over 10 innings. For the season as a whole, Valencia is slashing .287/.348/.455 with 17 homers and 51 RBI over 442 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Danny Valencia went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Valencia made his name crushing lefties, and Rangers southpaw Dario Alvarez learned that the hard way in the eighth inning when the 31-year-old took him deep with two runners on. Against all odds, Valencia has managed to weather the A's youth movement and a tussle with teammate Billy Butler -- which got Butler released -- and is performing well down the stretch. Valencia is hitting .289/.347/.458 with 17 homers, 51 RBI and 69 runs scored with a handful of games left to play.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Danny Valencia is expected to finish the season with the Athletics.

There was a report over the weekend that indicated Valencia would be released before the end of the season, but he'll apparently stick around for now. The 31-year-old is under team control for next season, but Slusser writes that it's unlikely he returns, especially after his fight with the recently-released Billy Butler. Valencia is batting .291 with 16 homers and an .808 OPS this season, so there could be some trade interest over the winter.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are expected to release Danny Valencia before the end of the season.

The A's cut ties with Billy Butler over the weekend, due in part to his role in an altercation with Valencia a few weeks ago. While Valencia has actually contributed with the bat this year, unlike Butler, it sounds as though Valencia could soon be on his way out the door as well.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:49:00 PM

Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

It's a regular day of rest for Valencia who has been sitting against more right-handed pitchers lately. Ryan Healy is starting in his place at the hot corner and batting sixth for the A's on Friday.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Danny Valencia is getting the day off Wednesday.

Max Muncy will start in right field and bat seventh versus Angels right-hander Alex Meyer. Valencia went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night against the Halos.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Angels.

Valencia came back with a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning after the Halos plated three in the top of the frame. He later added a double, a single, a walk and another run scored. The Athletics' handling of Valencia the last couple months has been bizarre, but he's been playing regularly of late.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 07:58:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3Mike Freeman
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Guillermo Heredia
2Taylor Motter
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Evan Marshall
8Tony Zych
9Shae Simmons
10Chris Heston