The Orioles announced today that they have released veteran infielder/outfielder Danny Valencia. He had been designated for assignment recently.
Clearly, the O’s weren’t able to find a taker for any of the remainder of Valencia’s $1.2MM salary. Some of that could still be offset at the league-minimum rate, if Valencia catches on elsewhere.
While he’s limited to playing in the corners, and carries unexciting overall offensive numbers, Valencia could still appeal to teams that are considering specialized bench bats down the stretch. He has a long history of success against left-handed pitching.