Valaika is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

It's the second time in the last three games the 24-year-old has given way to Alexi Amarista at shortstop, a likely product of his dismal .206 batting average this month. With Trevor Story (shoulder) set to begin a rehab assignment this weekend, Valaika's time as an everyday lineup piece may be coming to a close.

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