The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired infielder DANNY VALENCIA from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP LIAM HENDRIKS and catcher ERIK KRATZ.
VALENCIA, 29, has posted a .282 batting average in 36 games this season for the Kansas City Royals with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. The 6-2, 220 lb. right-handed batter is a career .265 hitter with 35 home runs in 371 games for Minnesota (2010-2012), Boston (2012), Baltimore (2013) and Kansas City (2014).
A corresponding move to the 25 man roster will be made after Valencia reports to the Blue Jays.