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Report: Chris Valaika Being Recalled By Cubs

If this report is accurate, we know the identity of the player replacing Emilio Bonifacio.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

This online report from the Santa Clarita Valley Signal is the first I've seen telling who the Chicago Cubs are placing on the 25-man (and 40-man) roster to replace Emilio Bonifacio:

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, who was pulled from Thursday night's lineup, has played every infield position for Triple-A Iowa this year, including 52 games at first base, so he can back up Anthony Rizzo if needed. He's also played two games in the outfield. He's hitting .278/.344/.423 with 21 doubles and 10 home runs in 352 at-bats. Valaika played in 19 spring-training games for the Cubs this year, going 9-for-40, and in 127 major-league at-bats spread out over three seasons for the Reds and Marlins, has hit .244/.281/.362 with two home runs.

Valaika will be added to the 40-man roster, which will make 39 players on the 40-man, pending one more possible addition before Friday's game. If Kyuji Fujikawa is activated from the 60-day disabled list and added to the 25-man roster, that would fill the 40-man.

As always, we await developments.