ROSTER MOVES: Kawasaki recalled & Tepera optioned to @BuffaloBisons. Carrera and Valencia designated for assignment.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 1, 2015
Valencia, 30, was having a productive season, hitting .296/.331/.506 with seven homers and 29 RBIs in 173 plate appearances. He played mostly against left-handed pitching. The move was made to clear a spot for recently acquired Ben Revere on the active roster.
Valencia should draw interest from multiple teams and should be back in the show soon.