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Coco Crisp, Eric Hosmer, Yonder Alonso back Danny Valencia after Billy Butler altercation

Teammates past and present backed Valencia after his reported spat with Billy Butler.

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The altercation between Danny Valencia and Billy Butler that has caused Butler to miss the last two games, according to San Francisco Chronicle A’s beat writer Susan Slusser, has now entered the public sphere, with teammates current and former vouching for Valencia’s personality and remaining conspicuously silent on Butler.

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer tweeted this as Slusser’s story began to percolate through baseball media:

Hosmer shared the Royals clubhouse with Valencia for the first half of Kansas City’s AL pennant winning 2014 campaign and was Butler’s teammate for four seasons.

Coco Crisp, not exactly a happy camper himself in the A’s clubhouse, added this in reply:

A’s first baseman Yonder Alonso also tweeted out support for Alonso in this since-deleted tweet (h/t Joe Serrato):

I’ll leave it to the discerning reader how to interpret that all three have played with both Valencia and Butler.