Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
5 hours ago

Valencia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite giving up the third base job to Ryon Healy a couple weeks ago, the A's have still found ways to get Valencia in the lineup almost every day. However, Khris Davis will start at DH and Yonder Alonso will get the nod at first base Wednesday.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 days ago

Valencia homered, scored twice and knocked in three runs as part of a 2-for-4 game in a loss Monday against Texas.

EDGE Analysis

This marks Valencia's 13th home run of the season but just his second in July. Valencia owned a brutal .210/.269/.274 batting line with a 5:22 BB:K, so he desperately needed a big night. Despite his recent struggles, he still owns a sharp .302/.353/.486 line for the season.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
1 week ago

Valencia is not in the lineup Wednesday against Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia has started the last four games as the DH or first baseman, but he'll get the day off Wednesday as the A's go up against right-hander Doug Fister. Yonder Alonso will get the nod at first, while Coco Crisp leads off as the DH.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 weeks ago

Valencia is starting at DH and hitting cleanup Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the A's calling up third baseman Ryon Healy on Friday, Valencia is headed for slightly reduced playing time going forward. That said, he should get plenty of starts at DH and he is expected to start at first base Sunday, which could become a theme. His bat is not the problem (slashing .306/.357/.498) but his defense at third base left a lot to be desired. He is also a prime candidate to be traded before the end of July.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 weeks ago

Valencia said Friday that he has been told to expect some cuts to his playing time, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The A's want to get a look at Ryon Healy at third base and that look will come at Valencia's expense, although Valencia figures to remain heavily involved between first base, left field and DH. Valencia put together a very strong first half, hitting .304/.356/.498 with most of his at-bats coming out of the cleanup spot, and the team probably wants to continue showcasing him for a trade.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 weeks ago

Valencia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

EDGE Analysis

There has been nothing to suggest an injury is in play, so it seems Valencia's absence is related to his recent struggles at the plate (5-for-31 in July). Ryon Healy will man third base in his absence. Valencia has enjoyed a strong season overall and has been frequently mentioned in trade rumors as the deadline approaches.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
3 weeks ago

Valencia hit his 12th homer as part of a 2-for-4 game with three RBI Tuesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia is following up his career year from last season with almost identical production. After a .290/.345/.517 batting line last year, Valencia is now at .310/.359/.512. He set a career high with 18 home runs last season, and at 12 already, he's on pace to set another career high with 23.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 months ago

Valencia is in the lineup Friday against Cincinnati, playing third base and batting fourth.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia missed the last two games with a flu-like symptoms but is now good to go for Friday's series opener. Before going down with the virus, the 31-year-old was on a roll, recording five multi-hit games in his last eight along with three homers, 10 runs, and five RBI.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 months ago

Valencia (illness) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

A stomach bug has kept Valencia out of the lineup the last two days, but he may benefit from Oakland's off day Thursday for a chance to potentially return at some point during the weekend series in Cincinnati. Yonder Alonso will once again slide across the infield and take over at third base in Valencia's absence.

Danny Valencia
3B/LF OAK
2 months ago

Valencia is being held out of Tuesday's lineup with a stomach bug, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Valencia has been on fire, batting .429 in June after ending May with nine hits over the final four games of the month, but he'll be sidelined for at least one game with the illness. Yonder Alonso will handle the hot corner duties in his place Tuesday, but it doesn't appear at this time as though Valencia's situation is anything overly serious.