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DeWitt signs with Atlanta

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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Blake DeWitt
sports@standard-democrat.com

ATLANTA -- Blake DeWitt is now an Atlanta Brave.

Sources close to the situation confirmed Wednesday night that the former Sikeston standout baseball player signed a deal with the Braves organization.

Details of the agreement are still being finalized.

DeWitt spent most of last season with the Iowa Cubs, the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate where he was placed on the disabled list in late July with a lower back strain.

The second baseman was designated for assignment in early May after batting .138 with the Cubs in a part-time role.

In 30 games with Iowa, DeWitt batted .127 with 13 hits and five RBIs.