Valaika will start at shortstop and bat seventh Sunday against the Tigers.

While he'll be filling in for everyday shortstop Ramon Urias in the series finale, Valaika looks to have at least temporarily moved ahead of Domingo Leyba on the depth chart at second base. Valaika started the past two games at the position, going 3-for-8 with two RBI between those contests. Look for manager Brandon Hyde to ride the hotter bat of Valaika and Leyba the rest of the season, though neither would be an especially appealing fantasy option with regular playing time.

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