The Oakland Athletics have claimed Danny Valencia off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Valencia was claimed from outright waivers as opposed to revocable trade waivers, so no trade will need to be worked out.
The 30-year-old was a casualty of Toronto's trade deadline activity. They designated him for assignment late last week in spite of excellent numbers at the plate. The right-handed-hitting Valencia is hitting .296/.331/.506 with seven homers in 173 trips to the plate this season.