Chicago Cubs Spring Training 2012: Josh Vitters Sent Down To Triple-A

Third baseman Josh Vitters will likely get his shot at the big leagues someday soon, but it won't be on Opening Day 2012. The Cubs optioned the young right-handed hitter today to Triple-A Iowa. The demotion of Vitters highlighted a group of other moves made by Chicago:

Vitters was the third overall selection in the 2007 MLB Draft. Ian Stewart, the former Colorado Rockies third baseman, will start at the position for the Cubs on Opening Day.

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