Reds INF Valaika having season-ending knee surgery
Valaika was hurt in the fifth inning Sunday at Colorado when his spikes caught in the dirt as he was swinging at a pitch. He singled on the play and stayed in the game through two outs in the bottom half before leaving. He expects to be ready for spring training.
Valaika hit .280 over 14 games in two stints with the Reds this season. He was not placed on the disabled list.
Also, shortstop Zack Cozart, already sidelined with Tommy John surgery on his left (non-throwing) elbow, is scheduled to have minor surgery to clean out his right ankle. Cozart is on the 60-day disabled list.