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Cubs April 6 Minor League Recap

Chris Valaika delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as Iowa won its first game defeating Memphis 4-3. Javier Baez hit his first AAA homer while Tennessee and Kane County both lost. Daytona had the day off.
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Disable Chris Valaika, Recall Derek Dietrich

The Miami Marlins made a pair of moves that affects their infield. The organization had to place infielder Chris Valaika on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture to his left wrist. Taking his place on the parent roster is middle infielder Derek Dietrich who they recalled from their Double-A Jacksonville minor league affiliate. There is no timetable for Valaika’s return so Dietrich...
Via FF Locker Room
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Fifth Puts Fish Away

Wednesday’s 8-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves moved the Miami Marlins to 1-8 on the year.  Most of the runs came in a six run fifth inning for Atlanta where they hit two home runs off of Miami starter, Alex Sanabia.   This was the third time that the Marlins have been shut out in only nine games and the first time that a starter was ineffective.   The Marlins currently hold the...
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Players of the Month (May)

Long bus rides without air conditioning, playing in weird cities and small crowds, dealing with strange ballpark promotions -- just a tip of the iceberg in the daily life of a minor league baseball player. The following Reds prospects have overcome those obstacles, however, and put up some outstanding numbers during the month. Their ultimate goal? To eventually thwart the minor...
Via Redlegs Review
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Game Review – 4/12/12

4/12 Game Review Louisville  lost 8-1. Box Score Chris Valaika went 1-4 with an RBI. Danny Dorn went 0-2 with 2 walks. Josh Judy struck out 5 and walked 2 in 2 shutout innings. Nick Christiani threw 2 shutout innings. JJ Hoover struck out 3 with a walk in a hitless inning of work. Game notes The Mud Hens had three pitchers in the game and each only allowed one hit. The Bats line...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Wednesday news, notes and All Questions Answered

Here is how the prospects performed on Tuesday: Denis Phipps went 0-2. Chris Valaika went 1-1 with a sac fly and a run. Henry Rodriguez went 0-2. Todd Frazier went 1-2 with an RBI. Devin Mesoraco went 0-2. Neftali Soto went 1-2. Donald Lutz went 0-2. Didi Gregorius went 1-2. Nick Christiani allowed a run in an inning of work with a strikeout. Tom Nichols has up the newest position...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Valaika cherishing chance to be in big leagues

SURPRISE, Ariz. As soon as the team bus arrives for a spring training road game, Cincinnati Reds infielder Chris Valaika drops his travel bag in his locker and heads for the field, a man on a scribbling mission. While the rest of the team sits in the clubhouse chatting with each other, fooling with their cell phones or iPads, Valaika is gone. Teams dress in their uniforms at home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

So far, so good: Valaika's knee feels strong

While there has been no game action to truly test it, Reds infielder Chris Valaika's surgically repaired right knee has made it through early workouts without issue.
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Valaika given green light to run, throw

Reds infielder Chris Valaika's hopes to compete for a roster spot next spring improved when he was cleared to start running and throwing by the medical staff.
December 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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