Found May 07, 2012 on Cub Reporter:
IF-OF Blake DeWitt was Designated for Assignment on Sunday to make room on the Cubs 25-man roster for LHP Travis Wood, and so DeWitt has been removed from the Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster), although he will continue to accrue MLB Service Time while he is on the Designated List. The Cubs now have ten days to decide his fate. While many Cub fans couldn't care less and probably just wish he would go away, here are the Cubs options (and DeWitt's options): TRADE: DeWitt had a hot Spring Training at the plate and might have drawn some interest from other MLB clubs at that time, but he has played so poorly since the start of the regular season that it is very unlikely that there would be much trade interest in him now. So a trade is not likely. OUTRIGHT RELEASE: If the Cubs decide to release DeWitt, he would be placed on Outright Release Waivers where any other MLB club could claim him for $1 and assume 100% of his remaining salary. If DeWitt were to be claimed off ...

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