Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 1 week ago

Valencia went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's 8-4 loss to the Astros.

Valencia continues to crush left-handed pitching, as he currently holds a .545/.545/.682 slash line against them while his value drops precipitously against right-handers. Valencia is a great play in daily leagues against lefties as he'll provide good value and historically has seen the ball extremely well out of a pitcher's left hand.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 2 weeks ago

Valencia (ankle) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

An ankle injury forced Valencia from Friday's game, but he's been able to make a couple pinch-hit appearances in the days since. Valencia is not an everyday player -- he typically starts mostly against left-handed pitching -- and thus it's hard to gauge the extent of the issue, but he should be considered day-to-day until he returns to the starting lineup.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 2 weeks ago

Valencia (ankle) went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Red Sox.

Valencia coming in to pinch hit is certainly an encouraging sign about his ankle, but there has been no further notice about when he'll be back in the lineup consistently. He is hitting for a .351/.368/.459 slash line with virtually all of his damage coming against left-handed pitching. He's a good value play in daily leagues once healthy against left-handers.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 2 weeks ago

Valencia exited Friday's game with an ankle injury, Megan Robinson of Spotsnet FAN590 reports.

Valencia went 2-for-3 with an RBI before leaving Friday's game following a slide into second base in the sixth inning. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 2 weeks ago

Valencia (ankle) will return to the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, playing right field and hitting sixth, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

With lefty Wade Miley on the mound for the Red Sox and Michael Saunders ailing, it's no surprise to see Valencia in the lineup. He might be a good play in daily leagues Friday given his low price tag and the fact that plenty of runs are expected in this matchup.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 3 weeks ago

Valencia (ankle) is expected to be good to go Friday, Blue Jays radio play-by-play announcer Mike Wilner reports.

Valencia suffered an ankle injury after tripping on the dugout steps Monday, but it doesn't appear to be a serious setback. It appears he won't be available Wednesday, but, after Thursday's off day, should be back to full availability Friday against the Red Sox.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 3 weeks ago

Valencia sprained his ankle while tripping on the dugout steps Monday, Sportsnet's Mike Wilner reports.

Valencia is likely just day-to-day, given that Toronto made the odd decision to exchange infielder Jonathan Diaz for first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello, leaving the team without any infield depth. Valencia might be able to play in an emergency, as Toronto's other options would involve using Russell Martin or an outfielder in the infield.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 3 weeks ago

Valencia went 1-for-4 with a RBI single and a run scored in Thursday's 5-1 victory over the Indians.

Valencia has been clobbering lefties this season, going 8-for-14 with an unsustainable .571/.571/.714 slash line whereas against righties he's just 3-for-12. For his career, he's hit .334 against lefties and just .227 against righties, so a drastic difference between the two isn't altogether surprising, but his .571 batting average against lefties is a product of a low sample size in addition to seeing the ball better against lefties. He's an interesting value play in daily leagues against left-handed pitching when he plays, but at-bats will come at a premium.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 4 weeks ago

Valencia is in the lineup for Thursday's matchup with Cleveland.

After sitting out Wednesday, Valencia is back in the lineup with left-hander T.J. House on the mound for the Tribe. He'll man right field, taking the spot usually occupied by Michael Saunders.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 1 month ago

Valencia got the start at third base on Saturday, going 4-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.

He hasn't seen a lot of playing time so far, and with the Jays not currently scheduled to face a left-handed starter until at least next weekend, Valencia could be mostly stuck to the bench ion the short term despite a 6-for-10 start to the season.