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Cubs designate DeWitt for assigmnent

The Chicago Cubs designated infielder Blake DeWitt for assignment on Monday.

The 26-year-old batted .265 with five home runs, 11 doubles and 26 RBI in 121 games during his first full season with the Cubs in 2011.

DeWitt arrived from the Dodgers at the trade deadline in 2010, and in 174 games for Chicago, he hit .258 with nine homers, 20 doubles and 48 RBI.

In addition, the club claimed infielder Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 24-year-old hit .314 in 127 games for Triple-A Sacramento last season.