The Oakland Athletics announced today that they’ve claimed Danny Valencia off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Valencia was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays over the weekend.
#Athletics claim Danny Valencia off waivers from Toronto; reinstate Pat Venditte from the DL and option him to Nashville
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 3, 2015
Valencia was having a very good season and a lot of people were surprised by the Blue Jays move, but they needed to make room for Ben Revere and Troy Tulowitzki, who they acquired last week. The 30-year-old is hitting .296/.331/.506 with seven homers and 29 RBIs this season. The third baseman fits best in a platoon role, as he hits lefties very well.