Chris Valaika will be surrounded by plenty of family and friends as he's expected to make his Cubs debut during the upcoming series against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles-area native was pulled from Thursday's Triple-A game and will be in uniform as the Cubs kick off their three-game series on the West Coast.
Valaika's hitting .278/.344/.423 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI in 352 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa. He played in 19 spring training games with the Cubs this season.
The 28-year-old infielder played 22 games with the Miami Marlins last season, hitting .219 with a home run and nine RBI.