The Chicago Cubs have outrighted utility player Blake DeWitt to Triple-A Iowa after he cleared waivers this week, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. The Cubs designated DeWitt for assignment ten days ago, waiting until the last possible day to ultimately make a move on him.
If there were possible trade suitors, the Cubs could have pursued a deal, but it's not a sure thing that other teams were interested in his services. DeWitt hit .138 with one double and zero walks in his first 30 plate appearances with the Cubs this season before being DFA'd, and he's making $1.1 million this season after avoiding arbitration in the winter.
Considering that nobody claimed DeWitt off waivers, which would simply cost his new team the prorated amount of his 2012 salary, it's reasonable to believe that the infielder has little-to-no value on the market at this point. Realistically, his versatility is probably his best asset now.
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