SARASOTA, Fla. -- The
Valencia, who was acquired from the
The 28-year-old Valencia entered camp as a possible right-handed designated hitter because of his .316/.359/.472 career batting line against right-handed pitching. He also competed for a utility infield spot this spring, playing both third base and first base.
Valeneica will likely open the season at the starting third baseman at Norfolk.
This offseason, Valencia's name appeared on a list tied to a Miami-area anti-aging clinic that is being investigated by