Valaika will start at shortstop and bat seventh Wednesday against the Yankees.

After getting a call-up from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday and taking over Jorge Mateo's (back) spot on the 40-man roster, Valaika entered the lineup for the Orioles' 7-2 loss and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. He'll pick up another start Wednesday, this time stepping in against a left-handed pitcher (Nestor Cortes). With Jahmai Jones on the bench for a third straight contest, Valaika looks as though he'll get a look in a near-everyday role in the infield along with Kelvin Gutierrez and Ramon Urias.

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