Valencia joining team in Texas

The Orioles are expected to make at least one roster move before resuming their season Friday night in Texas

Danny Valencia no longer is with Triple-A Norfolk. I’ve heard that he’s headed to Texas and will officially be recalled before the game.

Valencia is batting .230/.277/.508 with five doubles, four homers and eight RBIs in 21 games with the Orioles this season. He’s posted a .282/.317/.487 line against left-handed pitchers.

Valencia was batting .314/.350/.607 with 18 doubles, 12 homers and 44 RBIs in 48 games with Norfolk. He’s mostly been playing first base since being optioned on July 3, but will resume his role as a right-handed designated hitter and pinch-hitter with the Orioles.

The Orioles optioned Valencia to make room for Scott Feldman on the 25-man roster.

How will they make room for Valencia on Friday?

One possibility is putting outfielder Nolan Reimold on the disabled list. Reimold, who’s out of minor league options, is batting .195/.250/.336 this season. He’s 6-for-27 with one home run and 11 strikeouts since being activated.

Reimold went on the disabled list May 18 with a strained right hamstring.

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