|July 28 4:26 PM PT5:26 PM MT6:26 PM CT7:26 PM ET19:26 ET23:26 GMT7:26 4:26 PM MST6:26 PM EST6:56 PM VEN3:26 UAE (+1)6:26 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for Minnesota, Boston and Baltimore.
|July 6 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET16:23 ET20:23 GMT4:23 1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST3:53 PM VEN0:23 UAE (+1)3:23 PM CT-Valencia was 3 for 4 with his second homer of the season in Saturday's 7-3 loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Valencia is 10 for 19 during a seven-game hitting streak.
|June 22 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-The Kansas City Royals activated Valencia off the disabled list Sunday and started him at third base against the Seattle Mariners.
Analysis: Valencia went on the disabled list June 1 with a muscle strain in his left hand. He hit .246 with one home run and seven RBIs in 20 games before the injury. He went 3 for 11 with a home run, three walks in three rehab games with Triple-A Omaha.
|June 1 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET14:43 ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST2:13 PM VEN22:43 UAE1:43 PM CT-Valencia was placed on the 15-day DL with a sore left hand.
Analysis: Valencia injured his hand on a swing on May 24, and missed five games before returning to the lineup and going hitless in two games.