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DeWitt clears waivers, optioned to AAA Iowa

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Blake DeWitt
CHICAGO -- Sikeston native Blake DeWitt, designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs earlier this month, has been sent to AAA.

DeWitt, 26, cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Feb. 6, and the Cubs elected to send the utility infielder to their AAA affiliate in Iowa. DeWitt will likely be a non-roster invitee to Spring Training, where he will compete for a roster spot.

If DeWitt makes the team he will earn $1.1 million in 2012. If he fails to make the team, the Cubs will have to decide to trade him or keep him in AAA to help with depth.

DeWitt was designated for assignment to make room for Adrian Cardenas. Going into Spring Training, DeWitt will now be battling for a reserve role with Cardenas, with Darwin Barney expected to be the starting second baseman.

Last season, DeWitt batted .265 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 26 RBIs in 121 games. He has a career .260 batting average with 21 home runs and 134 RBIs in 404 games.

-- Some information taken from bleachernation.com