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  1. A’s claim Danny Valencia off waivers from Blue Jays

    Aug 3, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT

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    Dating back to 2013 he’s hit .337 with a .900 OPS off lefties.

  2. Blue Jays designate Danny Valencia for assignment

    Aug 1, 2015, 10:41 AM EDT

    TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 2: Danny Valencia #23 of the Toronto Blue Jays circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on July 2, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Danny Valencia is batting .296/.331/.506 with seven home runs and 29 RBI over 58 games this season, but the Blue Jays cut him loose Saturday.

  3. Michael Saunders will rest for 4-6 weeks due to knee injury

    May 16, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT

    CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 3: Michael Saunders #21 of the Toronto Blue Jays runs to first after being walked during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 3, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    The hope is that rest will do Saunders some good, but Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos admitted that he might not be 100 percent until the offseason.

  4. Players go 6-for-14 in arbitration hearings

    Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

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    As usual, teams in general won at a slightly better rate than players in arbitration hearings. 2014 saw the most arbitration hearings since 2001.

  5. Blue Jays and Josh Donaldson went to an arbitration hearing Thursday

    Feb 12, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Donaldson, who was acquired from the Athletics in late November, batted .255/.342/.456 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI last season.

  6. Danny Valencia wins his arbitration

    Feb 6, 2015, 9:12 AM EDT

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    The Jays’ infielder will make $1.675 million in 2015.

  7. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  8. Blue Jays re-acquire Liam Hendriks from Royals

    Oct 30, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    40-man roster housecleaning, mostly.

  9. VIDEO: Little girl throws back a Derek Jeter foul ball and horrifies parents

    Sep 20, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

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    I’m going to guess that the little girl is suffering from Jeter fatigue.

  10. Yordano Ventura scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start due to mid-back stiffness

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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    From Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star comes word that Yordano Ventura has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Twins due to stiffness around the middle of his back. Liam Hendriks will pitch in his place.

  11. Blue Jays beat Tigers in 10 innings after Joe Nathan blows save in ninth

    Aug 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Casey Janssen blew a save for the Blue Jays last night. Today it was Joe Nathan’s turn.

  12. Video: Watch Robbie Grossman save the game by robbing a home run Saturday night

    Aug 3, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Robbie Grossman made the highlight reels on Saturday night, preserving the Astros’ lead by robbing Juan Francisco of a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

  13. Royals could lose Eric Hosmer for month with stress fracture

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

    Eric Hosmer

    Royals robbed of their hottest hitter after quiet deadline day Thursday.

  14. Blue Jays acquire Danny Valencia from Royals for Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks

    Jul 28, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    It’s not a big deal, but the Blue Jays and Royals have pulled off a trade this evening which will send infielder Danny Valencia to Toronto and catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks to Kansas City.

  15. Mike Moustakas recalled from AAA Omaha

    Jun 1, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals placed infielder Danny Valencia on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a wrist injury and recalled third baseman Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  16. Royals demote Mike Moustakas to Triple-A

    May 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    One week ago Royals manager Ned Yost said he was sticking with third baseman Mike Moutakas despite a ghastly .147 batting average. Today the Royals demoted Moustakas to Triple-A.

  17. Royals are sticking with Mike Moustakas and his .147 batting average

    May 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitting .147 through 32 games, leading to speculation that he could be demoted back to the minors, but manager Ned Yost made it very clear yesterday that won’t be happening.

  18. Mike Moustakas could be demoted on Tuesday

    May 11, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Mike Moustakas, the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2007 draft, could find himself back in Triple-A as he is entering his fourth season with very little offensive success.

  19. Omar Infante returns to the Royals’ lineup following scary HBP

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Ned Yost, Omar Infante

    The Royals get a valuable player back in the lineup after a scary incident earlier in the week.

  20. What on earth are the Royals doing now?

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen

    When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen to a one-year, $4.25 million contract this week, it was generally met with tepid approval. One could argue that he’s 90 percent of the pitcher Jason Vargas is for half of the salary and one-quarter the commitment. So, that’s not bad. But then came the fallout. First, it was…

  21. Royals have no interest in platooning Mike Moustakas

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Since earning a promotion to the big leagues in June 2011, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has compiled a meager .606 OPS against left-handed pitching. In 2013, his third season in the Majors, he finished with a .546 OPS against southpaws. So when the Royals acquired infielder Danny Valencia — author of a career .879…

  22. Orioles sign Xavier Paul

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

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    One day after trading Danny Valencia for outfielder David Lough the Orioles have added some more outfield depth, with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reporting that they’ve agreed to a minor-league deal with Xavier Paul. Paul has bounced around a lot without getting a ton of extended chances, hitting .254 with 12 homers and…

  23. Orioles trade Danny Valencia to Royals for David Lough

    Dec 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Kansas City and Baltimore swapped role players, with the Orioles sending third baseman/first baseman Danny Valencia to the Royals for outfielder David Lough. Valencia was overmatched as a regular for the Twins, but has found a good niche as a part-timer used mostly versus left-handed pitching. He hit .304 with eight homers and an .888…

  24. Orioles designate Wilson Betemit for assignment

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    Wilson Betemit Reuters

    Henry Urrutia is back from the restricted list after not being allowed into Canada due to visa issues and to make room for his return to the roster the Orioles designated Wilson Betemit for assignment. Betemit missed the first four-plus months of the season recovering from a spring training knee injury and struggled to find…

  25. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

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