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15 Danny Valencia 3B
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 9/19/1984 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: Miami (Fla.) | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 372.75
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Blue Jays trade for Danny Valencia Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The Blue Jays have acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Royals for minor-leaguers Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks on Monday, the Royals announced. Valencia appeared in just 36 games for Kansas City and owned a .282/.328/.382 slash line with two homers and 11 RBI in 110 at-bats this season.

Royals announce DH plans for coming days


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters that Billy Butler will lose some time as a designated hitter moving forward, the Kansas City Star reports Thursday. Yost is expected to give Danny Valencia and Raul Ibanez some reps at DH in the near future.

Billy Butler out, Danny Valencia in Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Royals have benched designated hitter Billy Butler on Wednesday against the White Sox in favor of Danny Valencia. Butler continues to struggle, particularly in regard to his power numbers. He has just one home run since June 14 and three doubles since June 19. His .267/.320/.347 stat line pales in comparison to those he has compiled in previous seasons.

Danny Valencia cannot return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia was unable to return to the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, after he was hit by a pitch on the left hand Monday. He is day to day at this point. 

X-rays negative on Danny Valencia's hand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia underwent X-rays Monday after getting hit on the left hand by a pitch but the tests came back negative, the Kansas City Star reports.

Valencia went 1 for 2 and drove in the team's only run of the the game before being removed. He has hit .295/.342/.400 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 105 at-bats.


Danny Valencia homers in three-hit performance Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Royals third baseman Danny Valencia went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-3 loss to the Indians Saturday.

Valencia has strung together a modest six-game hitting streak, and Saturday's three-hit night was just his second of the season. His home run was also his second of the year, with the first coming way back on April 16. Valencia has hit .310/.351/.437 with 10 RBI in 87 at-bats.


Royals activate Danny Valencia, put him in lineup


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(6/22/2014) The Royals activated third baseman Danny Valencia (hand, wrist) from the 15-day disabled list, and he's in the lineup batting seventh Sunday against the Mariners and lefty Roenis Elias. Royals manager Ned Yost said Valencia will play against "most lefties."


Danny Valencia begins rehab with a homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia began his minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Omaha, as he works his way back from a hand injury.

Valencia started at third base for the Storm Chasers, going 2 for 4 at the plate. He added a walk and drove in one run on a solo home run in his return to action. 


Danny Valencia ready for rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports. Valencia will only need a few games before returning from the disabled list, according to the paper.

Danny Valencia hits disabled list Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia has been placed on the disabled list Sunday.

Valencia is dealing with a hand/wrist injury. He'll be replaced on the active roster with Mike Moustakas. Valencia is hitting .246 in 69 at-bats.


Danny Valencia set to play against Blue Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Royals third baseman Danny Valencia is ready to roll for the Friday night game in Toronto. He's back in the lineup after being sidelined since Saturday with a hand injury.

Danny Valencia absent again from lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) A hand injury has Royals third baseman Danny Valencia sitting again Thursday in Toronto.

Valencia has been sidelined pretty much since the demotion of Mike Moustakas handed him the starting job. He has not played since Saturday.


Danny Valencia sitting Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia is not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Valencia is dealing with a hand injury, and is expected to miss 3-5 days. Through 61 at-bats, Valencia is hitting .279. 


Danny Valencia expected to miss 3-5 more days


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia was unable to swing a bat Monday and is expected to be out another three to five days, MLB.com reports.

"He went in to try to swing, and he couldn't swing," manager Ned Yost said.

Valencia underwent an MRI on the injured hand Monday, but results are not yet known. He sprained the hand swinging a bat Saturday.


Danny Valencia still held back by hand sprain


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Royals third baseman Danny Valencia was out of the lineup Monday for a second straight game after spraining his hand Saturday. Valencia is hitting .279 with a homer and seven RBI in 61 at-bats.

Danny Valencia day to day with hand sprain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Royals third baseman Danny Valencia did not suffer a broken hand during Saturday's game against the Angels, per The Kansas City Star. He suffered a sprain and is day to day.

Valencia feared he suffered a fractured hamate bone as the led off the top of the 13th inning Saturday with a double. He was immediately lifted from the game for pinch runner Jarrod Dyson. Jimmy Paredes started at third base Sunday in Valencia's absence.


Danny Valencia better left for deeper leagues


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) Though Mike Moustakas' demotion is the big news of the day, he was already demoted in the hearts and minds of Fantasy owners, who are more focused on what seemed like a side note to everyone else: his replacement.

Danny Valencia has the potential to be ... OK. If he makes the most of this opportunity and doesn't force the Royals to seek out alternatives, he'll probably put up numbers somewhere in the Trevor Plouffe-Casey McGehee range. He's been far more effective against lefties than righties in his career, which may cause his batting average to tank over time, but at his best, he's a decent contact hitter with gap power.

As weak as third base his proven to be this year, that sort of player has value in Fantasy, just as Plouffe and McGehee have so far, but not as more than a last resort in leagues where corner infield spots have consumed much of the third base pool.

In AL-only leagues, Valencia obviously needs to be owned, but otherwise, he's probably not a game changer.


Danny Valencia takes over full-time at third base


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Royals general manager Dayton Moore announced Thursday that Danny Valencia is now the full-time starting third baseman for the Royals , per the Kansas City Star. That became official upon the demotion of Mike Moustakas, with whom he had been platooning.

Valencia has primarily played against left-handers, against whom he is batting .333. But he has six hits in 22 at-bats against righties as well and boasts an impressive .308/.362/.423 stat line on the year.

He has not served as a full-time starter since 2011 with Minnesota.


Danny Valencia records second multi-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia came to life Wednesday, recording his first three-hit game of the season in an 8-0 win over the Padres.

Valencia went 3 for 5 in the game, with an RBI single in the first. He also added a double later, and also scored once in the win.

Valencia is hitting .273/.294/.394 in 10 appearances as a part-time player this season.  


Apparent platoon continues Saturday at third base for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Whether or not Ned Yost terms his third base situation a platoon, it appears Mike Moustakas has been benched against left-handers. He is out again Saturday for the Royals against Detroit southpaw Drew Smyly with Danny Valencia taking his place.

Moustakas has struggled mightily against all pitchers. But he has just one hit all year against lefties.


Danny Valencia might replace Mike Moustakas vs. lefties


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost said Danny Valencia could be in the starting lineup at third base on the days a left-handed starter is on the hill. However, manager Ned Yost wanted to stress it wasn't because of starting third baseman Mike Moustakas' struggles against left-handed pitchers.

"It's not because I don't think Moose can't hit a tough lefty. It's more trying to keep Danny sharp than it is worrying about Moose hitting against a lefty," Yost said, per MLB.com.


Danny Valencia held hitless vs. Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia was a non-factor on Sunday against the Giants.

Valencia came in for Mike Moustakas as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and finished 0 for 2. He has just two hits in his first seven at-bats since suffering a left hand injury on Thursday. He is hitting .231/.348/.333 with one home run and three RBI in 39 at-bats this spring.

No fracture for Danny Valencia


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia is day to day moving forward, after X-rays taken on his left hand came back negative. The team announced Valencia did not suffer a fracture in his hand after being hit by a pitch in Thursday's spring training game.  

Danny Valencia exits after HBP


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Royals infielder Danny Valencia was forced to leave Thursday's spring training game against the Angels after being hjt on the left hand, but he appears to have avoided a serious issue. According to the Kansas City Star, manager Ned Yost said Valencia is fine, but he is expected to undergo an X-ray Friday to determine the extent of the injury.

Valencia is batting just .206 in 34 spring at-bats, and is expected to serve as a utility infielder for the Royals this season. 


David Lough swapped for Danny Valencia


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/18/2013) The Royals traded outfielder David Lough to the Orioles for third baseman Danny Valencia on Wednesday, according to MASN.com.

Lough hit .286 with five home runs and 33 RBI in 96 games last season. In 52 games, Valencia batted .304 with eight home runs and 23 RBI for the Orioles.