Reds INF Valaika having season-ending knee surgery

Reds utility infielder Chris Valaika will have season-ending
surgery next week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in
his right knee.

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.