February 25, 2014 7:23 PM

New Royal Danny Valencia maintains he’s versatile at plate

Danny Valencia loves hitting left-handed pitching. He hates the suggestion that’s all he’s about as a ballplayer. That’s precisely the attitude Royals manager Ned Yost desires, and Valencia, acquired from Baltimore for outfielder David Lough, will get his opportunities to contribute beyond what has become his greatest strength in four major-league seasons.

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