Chris Valaika SS CHC 5 Months

Cubs sign INF Chris Valaika to a minor league contact.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 28-year-old spent the 2013 season with the Marlins, hitting .219/.261/.344 with 16 strikeouts in 64 at-bats. He has the ability to handle all four infield positions defensively and should compete for a reserve role with the Marlins during spring training.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 9 Months

Marlins sent INF Chris Valaika outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Valaika was designated for assignment by the Fish on Tuesday. He's a .244/.281/.362 hitter in the majors.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 9 Months

Marlins activated INF Chris Valaika from the 60-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Some more 40-man roster maneuvers for the Marlins, who are calling up top prospects Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick on Tuesday. Valaika has been sidelined for over two months following surgery to repair a left wrist fracture. He's likely to pass through waivers unclaimed.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 10 Months

Marlins transferred INF Chris Valaika from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to add recent acquisitions Josh Wall and Stephen Ames to the 40-man roster. Valaika has already missed 60 days while recovering from a left wrist fracture. There's no timetable for his return.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 12 Months

Chris Valaika underwent successful surgery on Friday, having two pins inserted into his wrist.

Valaika is expected to require 4-6 weeks of healing time before he's able to return to the Marlins. He had been virtually ineffective in his 22 games before the injury, hitting .219/.261/.344 with one homer and nine RBI.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 12 Months

Marlins placed INF Chris Valaika on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist fracture.

Valaika suffered the injury Tuesday night when Padres' first baseman Yonder Alonso slid into him during a stolen base attempt. There's no clear timetable for his return. Derek Dietrich has been called up from Double-A Jacksonville and should see most of the playing time at second base in the short-term.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 12 Months

Chris Valaika was diagnosed with a fracture to the tip of his left radius bone in his wrist.

Valaika suffered the injury Tuesday night when Yonder Alonso slid into him during a stolen base attempt. The 27-year-old was filling in for Donovan Solano at second base, but now he's looking at an extended absence. Now Nick Green and possibly Chris Coghlan could be in the mix for playing time at second base.

Chris Valaika SS CHC 12 Months

Chris Valaika left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning with an apparent wrist injury.

Valaika, playing second base, was injured when Yonder Alonso slid into him on a steal attempt. The plan was for him to play fairly regularly with Donovan Solano on the DL, but now that might be Nick Green's job.

Chris Valaika SS CHC Mar 31 '13

Marlins purchased the contract of INF Chris Valaika from Triple-A New Orleans.

He won a spot despite batting just .235/.259/.373 this spring. Valaika shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues.

Chris Valaika SS CHC Mar 28 '13

Chris Valaika will have a spot on the Marlins' roster.

Valaika did not appear in the major leagues last season and owns a weak .270/.303/.381 career batting line. But the Marlins, of course, are desperate for warm bodies.