Blake DeWitt Will Stay With Cubs, Report To Triple-A Iowa

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.

For more news and updates from around the MLB, drop by Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer, or dig deeper into the stats at Beyond the Box Score. Also, check out the team blogs Bleed Cubbie Blue and Good Night Phight.

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