MESA, Ariz. -- In a matter of hours Thursday, Cubs utility infielder Chris Valaika experienced some of the benefits and drawbacks of being on the periphery of a Major League roster.
Valaika's day started out at Chicago's state-of-the-art clubhouse, with a man handing out portable charging stations to any interested player. Valaika was one of many Cubs who snagged a free electronic.
Ari Kaye is a graduate student in the journalism masters program at Arizona State University. This story is part of a Cactus League partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.