Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
4 weeks ago

The A's have agreed to trade Valencia to the Mariners, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, the A's will be receiving right-hander Paul Blackburn in return. Valencia enjoyed a fine offensive season in 2016, batting .287/.346/.446 with 17 homers and 72 runs scored, but he injured Billy Butler in a fight in August and there were rumors that the A's might just release him outright. With the Mariners (his seventh MLB team), Valencia seems primed to take over as the primary option in right field with Kyle Seager locked in at third.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
2 months ago

Valencia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia, who's been dealing with a neck issue, was a late addition to the lineup Saturday. He proceeded to go 0-for-4 and struck out twice. He'll return to the bench Sunday while Matt Olson starts in right field.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
2 months ago

Valencia (neck) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia was scratched from Friday's lineup with what the team called a "neck issue," but it doesn't look to be anything serious. Valencia will get the start in right field and bat sixth in the order against Mariners' right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
2 months ago

Valencia has been scratched from Friday's lineup with a neck issue, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Olson is now slated to start in right field against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners. The extent of the neck injury is uncertain and thus Valencia's status for the final two days of the regular season is up in the air.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
2 months ago

Valencia is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia has started every game since Sept. 9, but will sit out of Sunday's game. Matt Olson will head out to right field in Valencia's place when Oakland faces Colby Lewis and the Rangers.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Valencia is in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

After starting 10 consecutive games, Valencia had initially been out of Tuesday's lineup. However, Khris Davis was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with an illness, so Valencia will head to right field and hit cleanup against Joe Musgrove and the Astros.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Valencia is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He has started the last 10 games, primarily getting the nod in right field, with one start coming at first base over that stretch. Jake Smolinski will start in right field while Brett Eibner gets a rare start in center field Tuesday.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Valencia went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Saturday in a 11-2 win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Amid questions this week of whether he'd even remain on the Athletics roster the rest of the season, Valencia has proved himself valuable as the team has won five of its last six while averaging 10 runs a game. Valencia has totaled nine runs and has reached base 10 times over that period and is slashing .289/.347/.458 with 69 runs, 17 homers and 51 RBI on the season.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Valencia's roster spot is safe over the rest of the season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

There were rumors that Valencia may suffer a similar fate as Billy Butler -- with the A's releasing him before the end of the season -- but apparently the team has decided to keep Valencia around for the final few weeks. He is in the lineup Tuesday, batting third against Royals lefty Danny Duffy. Valencia has put together a .291/.347/.461 line this season, but he's been a major negative in the field and it seems likely he will be non-tendered or traded this winter.

Danny Valencia
1B/3B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Valencia is out of the lineup Friday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He sat out Wednesday and the A's were off Thursday, so the fact that he's not back in there Friday after starting nine games in a row prior to Wednesday raises a bit of a red flag that he is either banged up or his playing time situation is changing. Max Muncy will start in right field and bat seventh Friday.