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The Cubs designate Blake DeWitt for assignment

Feb 6, 2012, 5:14 PM EST

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In December the Cubs reportedly balked at trading Blake DeWitt to the Rockies for Ian Stewart.  Now they’ve designated him for assignment instead.

The move was necessitated by the Cubs claiming Adrian Cardenas on waivers from the Athletics, so the Cubs have essentially traded a 26 year-old utilityman for a 24-year-old one.

Cardenas had a nice year at Sacramento last season, but it was his third go-around in Triple-A, so it’s not like this is a total game-changer or anything.

  1. Doc Blume - Feb 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    If memory serves me correct, it was the Rockies that balked at getting DeWitt in the trade for Ian Stewart, not that the Cubs didn’t want to trade him.

  2. proudlycanadian - Feb 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    If he can play short stop, the Red Sox could use him.

    • jdd428 - Feb 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      He can’t. 2b, 3b, lf. That’s about it.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

        Thanks

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