Orioles Acquire Valencia From Red Sox

BALTIMORE (AP) _ The Baltimore Orioles have acquired infielder
Danny Valencia from the Boston Red Sox for cash.

The 28-year-old Valencia played in 44 games with Minnesota and
Boston last season. He hit a combined .188 with three homers and 21
RBIs.

Valencia broke into the majors in 2010 with the Twins and had
his best season in 2011, batting .246 with 15 homers and 72 RBIs in
154 games.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated
infielder Joe Mahoney for assignment. Mahoney made his major league
debut with Baltimore in 2012, going 0 for 4 in two games.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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