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:
More Cubs moves: Beliveau, Cabrera, Gaub and Vitters optioned to AAA. Lake, Szczur optioned to AA. Jaramillo assigned to minor lg. camp.— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) March 15, 2012
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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