Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:58:55 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Logan Watkins, who is hitting .414 since being recalled from the minors, will see more playing time with SS Starlin Castro (ankle) likely to miss the rest of the season. SS Chris Valaika will take 1B Anthony Rizzo's (back) spot at first base.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:01 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Chris Valaika was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Friday, August 1.
Fantasy Tip: Valaika is unlikely to get enough playing time to have fantasy relevance. He has displayed modest pop and good contact skills at the Triple-A level, though.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:28:25 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have reassigned Ps Chang-Yong Lim, Jonathan Sanchez and Brian Schlitter, INF Chris Valaika and OF Casper Wells to minor league camp.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:48:11 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent SS Chris Valaika (Marlins) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Nov. 18.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:50:52 -0700
Miami Marlins SS Chris Valaika cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, July 25.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:23:02 -0700
The Miami Marlins recalled SS Chris Valaika (wrist) from his rehab assignment and designated him for assignment Tuesday, July 23, and transferred 1B Casey Kotchman (rib cage) and SP Alex Sanabia (groin) to the 60-day disabled list in corresponding moves.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:58:07 -0700
The Miami Marlins recalled RP Chris Hatcher from Triple-A New Orleans Sunday, July 7, and moved SS Chris Valaika (wrist) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Fri, 10 May 2013 17:01:23 -0700
Miami Marlins SS Chris Valaika (wrist) underwent surgery on his left wrist Friday, May 10, and he will be out for an extended period of time.
Fantasy Tip: Valaika didn't expect to have much fantasy value this season, anyway, aside from the playing time hike he was getting in the short term with Donovan Solano (intercostal) on the disabled list.
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:52:24 -0700
Miami Marlins INF Chris Valaika (wrist) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a fracture in his left wrist. To clear room on the 40-man roster for Valaika's replacement, prospect SS Derek Dietrich, the club transferred 1B Casey Kotchman (hamstring) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:21:47 -0700
Miami Marlins SS Derek Dietrich is not in the Double-A Jacksonville Suns' lineup on Wednesday, May 8. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro speculates that the 23-year-old could be on his way to join the parent club because of it.
Fantasy Tip: The Fish acquired Dietrich in a trade for Yunel Escobar. INF Chris Valaika (wrist) may be headed to the disabled list, and 2B Donovan Solano (intercostal) is already there. The left-handed hitter has posted a .282/.408/.505 slash line in 28 games this season. He has a little power and speed and would be an interesting player to pursue in NL-only leagues, even though he's probably quite raw.