Danny Valencia vents frustration after being designated for assignment

Some baseball observers found it surprising the Blue Jays designated Danny Valencia for assignment Saturday.

The move certainly caught Valencia by surprise. He took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to express his frustration.

Valencia’s stats (296/.331/.506, seven home runs and 29 RBI in 58 games) are respectable for a utility player. But Toronto’s acquisition of outfielder Ben Revere from the Phillies on Friday made Valencia the odd man out.

With his ability to play multiple infield and outfield positions, and his offensive pop as a platoon player against lefties, chances are Valencia will draw interest around the league. He is earning $1.675 million this year after going to arbitration this winter.

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