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19 Danny Valencia 2B
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 9/19/1984 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Miami (Fla.) | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 379.09
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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.


Danny Valencia looking at more playing time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013) Orioles designated hitter Danny Valencia may have earned himself more playing time with his recent play, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Valencia has performed well lately, picking up 23 hits in 42 at-bats since August 4. His .548 batting average over that period leads the majors. Valencia's strong play could earn him more at-bats against right-handers. "Danny's in a good place right now and I'll continue to match him up, but the way he's handling himself, that's how you get dictated more opportunities," said manager Buck Showalter. Valencia is hitting just .194 against righties.

Valencia is hitting .330/.359/.652 in 112 at-bats. 


Danny Valencia has four-hit game


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Orioles designated hitter Danny Valencia had himself a night Wednesday at home against the Yankees. Valencia recorded four hits in the game as he got the start with Andy Pettitte on the mound.

Valencia went 4 for 4 with a double and a run scored. He's batting .330 on the year for the Orioles. Valencia has gone 9 for 14 over his last four games. He has nine multi-hit games over his last 11 contests for the Orioles.

Danny Valencia stays hot for Orioles


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Orioles designated hitter Danny Valencia remained red hot on Saturday in a 4-3 walk-off win over the White Sox from Baltimore. The right-handed hitter has been a savior for Baltimore against left-handed starters.

Valencia went 3 for 4 in the game with two doubles. He's batting .314 on the season after 102 at-bats for the Orioles with seven homers and 15 runs batted in.

Valencia has recorded hits in eight of his last nine games and all eight of those games have been multi-hit performances. In fact, Valencia has gone 18 for 32 (.563) over his last nine games with six doubles, three homers and seven RBI for Baltimore.

Danny Valencia on his way back


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Orioles infielder Danny Valencia has been recalled Monday.

Valencia was sent down in early August, and didn't last long in the minors. Valencia is hitting .216/.256/.500 in 74 at-bats.


Danny Valencia sent down


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Orioles infielder Danny Valencia has been sent to the minors Tuesday.

With Brian Roberts returning from his paternity leave, the team needed to make room on the roster. Valencia is hitting .216/.256/.500 in 74 at-bats. 


Danny Valencia not suspended in Biogenesis scandal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) Orioles infielder Danny Valencia has been cleared of any involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Valencia and Gio Gonzalez had both been mentioned in the initial reports, but an investigation proved neither player was involved with the clinic. Valencia is hitting .216/.256/.500 in 74 at-bats. 


Report: Biogensis discipline handed down


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) FOX Sports reports among the players accepting 50-game suspensions for their connection to the Biogenesis investigation are Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets infielder Jordany Valdespin , Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, Astros reliever Sergio Escalona, Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez and free-agent pitcher Jordan Norberto.

The report also states Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal and Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will be dealt no additional discipline. Also, no violations were found against Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.


Danny Valencia hits fifth home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2013) Orioles infielder Danny Valencia hit his fifth home run in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Valencia was just called up prior to Sunday's game and inserted to the lineup as the designated hitter. He has needed just 25 games and 74 at-bats to mash five home runs (and six doubles as well) but is hitting just .216/.256/.500.


Orioles recall Danny Valencia


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2013) The Orioles have called up infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk, MASN reports Sunday. Valencia, a .298/.339/.560 hitter for Norfolk in 55 games, will be Sunday's designated hitter.

Danny Valencia sent to Triple-A Norfolk


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) The Orioles optioned utility player and designated hitter Danny Valencia back to Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday to clear roster space for the addition of Francisco Rodriguez, MLB.com reports. Valencia, batting .200 overall this season, has been mired in an ugly 0-for-22 slump. 

Orioles recall Danny Valencia


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) The Orioles have recalled Danny Valencia for Friday's game against Texas, MLB.com reports. Valencia has played 21 games for the Orioles this year with a .230/.277/.508 line and four home runs.

Danny Valencia on his way back to majors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Orioles infielder Danny Valencia will likely be promoted Thursday, according to MASN.

Valencia is no longer listed with Triple-A Norfolk and will likely replace someone going to the disabled list. Valencia is hitting .230/.277/.508 in 61 at-bats. 


Danny Valencia optioned to Norfolk


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) The Orioles optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Valencia was optioned to make room for the addition of starter Scott Feldman. 

Valencia hit .230 with the Orioles with four homers and eight RBI over 61 at-bats. He could resurface with the team later in the summer. 


Danny Valencia hits third home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia hit his third home run in just nine games in Tuesday's win over Houston.

Valencia has been all power so far. He has been on base just eight times in 29 plate appearances (.276 OBP) but five of those eight have been via doubles or home runs. He's slugging a robust .643.


Danny Valencia providing pop


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) Orioles infielder Danny Valencia continued to hit well Saturday, homering for the second game in a row against the Blue Jays.

Valencia had a two-run shot off starter R.A. Dickey in the third inning of a 6-5 loss. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored.

Valencia is hitting .313 with at least a hit in his first four games. He has driven in four runs and scored three, with four extra-base hits. 


O's call up Danny Valencia


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2013) The Orioles recalled third baseman Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk Sunday before a game against the Rays, MLB.com reports. 

Valencia has hit .306 with 11 home runs over 171 plate appearances at Norfolk this season. He fills the team's need for a right-handed hitter with Nolan Reimold on the DL.


Danny Valencia expected to be recalled Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia is expected to be recalled Sunday after not being in the lineup for Triple-A Norfolk Saturday, MASN Sports reports.

Valencia has hit .306/.339/.600 with 11 home runs in 171 plate appearances at Triple-A this season. He would fill the team's need for a right-handed hitter with Nolan Reimold on the disabled list.


Orioles option Danny Valencia to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2013) The Orioles optioned third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk Thursday.

Valencia was in the middle of a solid spring, hitting .323/.417/.484 in 36 plate appearances, but the 28-year-old will open the season at Triple-A after hitting .188/.199/.299 in the majors last season.


Danny Valencia shows late-game heroics


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2013) Orioles utility infield candidate Danny Valencia showed some late-game heroics in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox. Valencia, who had been dealing with tendinitis in his knee last week, made a pinch-hit appearance and crushed a solo home run off Terry Doyle in the ninth inning to give the Orioles an 8-7 victory. He is batting .323 with a home run and four RBI in 31 at-bats this spring.

Danny Valencia with knee tendinitis


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2013) MASNSports.com reports Saturday that Orioles utility infield candidate Danny Valencia is dealing with a case of tendinitis in his knee. The Orioles gave him an MRI, which ruled out structural damage.