Valaika, who was pulled from Thursday night’s lineup at Iowa, played every infield position at Triple-A, including 12 games at second base. He has played the most games at first base with 52 and just two games in the outfield. Valaika had a perfect fielding percentage at second while turning seven double plays.
Valaika has hit .278/.344/.423 with 21 doubles and 10 home runs for 50 RBI in 352 at-bats this season.
The 28-year-old played in 19 spring training games for the Cubs in Mesa and went 9-for-40. He played 22 games for the Miami Marlins last season and batted .219 with nine RBIs and one home run.