Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 5 Days

Danny Valencia returned to action on Wednesday July 23.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 7 Days

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 3B/DH KC 1 Month

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 3B/DH KC 1 Month

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.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 1 Month

Danny Valencia (wrist) was scheduled to take batting practice Monday.

Assuming he gets through it with no issues, he's expected to be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Valencia should need just a handful of rehab games before possibly returning by the end of this week.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 2 Months

Danny Valencia (wrist) expects to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday.

Valencia expects to only need a couple rehab games, so it sounds like he'll be back just after his 15 days are up. Mike Moustakas' struggles have continued since he replaced Valencia, so he could go back to Triple-A.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 2 Months

Royals placed 3B Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist.

Valencia missed a few games last week with the injury before returning on Friday. However, he went hitless over eight at-bats the last two days -- striking out four times -- as the ailment is apparently still an issue. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Mike Moustakas has been recalled to replace Valencia on the roster.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 2 Months

Danny Valencia returned to action on Friday May 30.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 2 Months

Danny Valencia (hand) is expected to be sidelined for 3-5 more days.

Valencia tried swinging a bat Monday but had too much pain in his sprained left hand. "He went in to try to swing, and he couldn't swing," Royals manager Ned Yost said. Valencia missed a second straight start Monday and admitted before the game that he was feeling "not too great right now." It sounds like he'll probably avoid the DL, but the Royals will have to roll with Jimmy Paredes and Pedro Ciriaco at third base for a while.

Danny Valencia 3B/DH KC 2 Months

Danny Valencia has been diagnosed with a sprained left hand.

It's good news, as Valencia was worried he may have fractured his hamate bone. The third baseman might miss a few games but is considered day-to-day.