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Source: Valaika called up by Chicago Cubs

Posted: July 31, 2014 9:52 p.m.
Updated: July 31, 2014 9:52 p.m.
 

According to a source, Hart High graduate Chris Valaika has been called up by the Chicago Cubs and will be in uniform this weekend for a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

Valaika, a versatile infielder with 55 games of Major League experience over three seasons, was hitting .278 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI for Triple-A Iowa with a .344 on-base percentage and .423 slugging percentage.

The 28-year-old played 22 games with the Miami Marlins last season and batted .219 (14-for-64) with a home run and nine RBIs.

Valaika is not on the 40-man roster, but the Cubs has spots opened up by the trade of infielder Emilio Bonifacio and pitcher James Russell.

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