Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 14 Hrs

Valencia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

Valencia will be held out as the Blue Jays go with a lefty-heavy lineup against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. Munenori Kawasaki will man the hot corner in Valencia's place.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 4 Days

Valencia is not in the lineup Wednesday, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.

Valencia has been a true everyday player for Toronto over the past couple weeks, so this is a rarity. Munenori Kawasaki will get a rare start at the hot corner, but Valencia should be back in the lineup in short order.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 29 Days

Valencia isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, John Iott of the National Post reports.

Valencia has settled into more of a full-time than a platoon role since he was acquired by the Jays, but he'll get a day out of the lineup Sunday while right-hander Chris Archer pitches for the Rays. The lefty-batting Juan Francisco takes Valencia's spot at third base.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 1 Month

Valencia is not in the lineup Saturday vs. the Tigers, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

Despite manager John Gibbons' words just a day earlier that the team would explore using him as an everyday player in the wake of Brett Lawrie's return to the DL, Valencia will find himself out of the lineup with the Tigers bringing right-hander Max Scherzer to the hill. Considering Scherzer is the reigning AL Cy Young winner and one of the best pitchers in the game, it's possible Gibbons will only shield Valencia against especially tough right-handers. At any rate, Munenori Kawasaki will start at third base Saturday, while Juan Francisco covers first.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 1 Month

Valencia is expected to see time at third base against right-handed pitching while Brett Lawrie is on the disabled list, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons made the announcement Friday afternoon, suggesting that the team will explore all available options to man the hot corner in Lawrie's absence, including the use of Valencia in a less-than-ideal matchup as he's handled lefties more effectively throughout his big league career.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 2 Months

Blue Jays acquired 3B Danny Valencia from the Royals in exchange for RHP Liam Hendriks and C Erik Kratz.

Valencia can play third base against left-handed pitching until Brett Lawrie (finger) is ready to return, and even then he might still get starts if Lawrie is used at second base. The 29-year-old has batted .282/.328/.382 with two homers over 36 games for the Royals this season and is a career .333/.369/.510 batter versus southpaws.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 2 Months

Danny Valencia returned to action on Wednesday July 23.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 2 Months

X-rays on Danny Valencia's left hand came back negative.

Valencia was plunked by a Chris Sale pitch Monday and eventually had to leave the game. He'll be fine but might be unavailable for a day or two.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 3 Months

Danny Valencia admitted Monday that his left hand is still not 100 percent.

Valencia was activated from the disabled list on Sunday after missing a couple weeks with a strained left hand. He played all nine innings Sunday but concedes that the hand is still compromised. "I felt all right, my hand is not 100 percent, but it's enough that I can compete," Valencia said. Valencia will start at third base against left-handers, with Mike Moustakas getting the call versus righties.

Danny Valencia 1B/3B.. TOR 3 Months

Danny Valencia (wrist) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Sunday.

Valencia got in three rehab games with Triple-A Omaha and didn't have any issues with his left wrist, clearing the way for his return. It's not clear who will lose their roster spot upon Valencia's activation, but it's worth noting that Mike Moustakas has four homers over his last 11 games.