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23 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: 820.00
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Blue Jays' Gibbons: Valencia, Colabello will see time at LF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons hinted that Danny Valencia and Chris Colabello will see some time at left field this spring, according to Sportsnet.ca. Toronto is hoping to fill a void at left field after the team announced Thursday that Michael Saunders will be sidelined until July with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

In his career, Valencia played left field in only five games in the minors. Colabello has logged 30 career games in the majors at left field.


Gibbons: Encarnacion starting 1B, three vying for at-bats at DH


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Monday veteran Edwin Encarnacion will remain the starting first baseman. However, Gibbons added the 32-year-old slugger will get some games at DH to help avoid any issues with his back.

Gibbons also said Justin Smoak, Danny Valencia and Dioner Navarro are the top candidates for playing time at DH.


Blue Jays' Valencia wins arbitration case, to make $1.675M in '15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia won his arbitration case Friday and will be paid a $1.675 million salary for the 2015 season, according to the Associated Press. The Blue Jays were offering $1.2 million.

The Blue Jays acquired Valencia in a July trade with the Royals. He hit .258 with four home runs, 16 doubles and 30 RBI in 86 games last season between Toronto and Kansas City.


Blue Jays likely set at second base, still exploring bullpen options


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos doesn't see the team adding a second baseman before the start of the regular season, but the team is still exploring options to add to the bullpen via trade or free agency, MLB.com reports.

"Second base, I don't expect anything to change between now and the time camp starts," Anthopoulos told reporters Thursday. "We had some things we worked on, we just couldn't get close. The bullpen, those are still open, both in trade and free agency."

The Blue Jays appear ready to address the second-base position with one of four internal candidates: Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, Steve Tolleson or Danny Valencia. Goins, Tolleson and Valencia all had between 150 and 200 at-bats with the Blue Jays last season, while Izturis racked up 365 at-bats with the team in 2013.

Though the team is exploring bullpen options, the Blue Jays may not necessarily add a high-profile closer, as Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons expressed confidence that left-hander Brett Cecil or right-hander Aaron Sanchez could handle the role.


Report: Blue Jays, Danny Valencia swap arbitration figures


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia has filed for $1.675 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $1.25 million, Sportsnet reports.

Valencia is in his first season of arbitration eligibility. He hit .258/.296/.371 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 264 at-bats between Kansas City and Toronto in 2014.


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.