Oct 16 10:34a
The Orioles seem certain to pick up Valencia's option and he could see regular playing time at the beginning of 2014 depending on the status of Manny Machado, MASN Sports reports.
The Orioles left Valencia in Triple-A for most of the 2013 season, but he really impressed while he was up with the team. Valencia hit eight home runs and had 14 doubles and slugged .553 in 161 at-bats. He is a security blanket for Machado and he could help at DH when Machado is healthy.