The Cubs designate Blake DeWitt for assignment

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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.