Infielder Blake DeWitt has elected to accept his assignment to Triple-A Iowa, as Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports, staying with the Chicago Cubs organization after being removed from the 40-man roster. DeWitt was designated for assignment by Chicago on May 6 and the team outrighted him to Triple-A on Wednesday after he cleared waivers.
DeWitt could have declined the assignment in order to become a free agent, but in doing so he would have waived the remainder of his $1.1 million salary for the year. DeWitt has had two opportunities to leave the Cubs this year, but both teams he's decided to remain within the organization.
After hitting a brutal .138 with minimal power in 18 games with the Cubs this season, DeWitt could likely use some time in Triple-A. Padilla says that DeWitt is expected to report to Iowa by Friday.
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