Cubs Designate Blake DeWitt For Assignment

The Cubs have designated Blake DeWitt for assignment, according to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald (via Twitter).  The move will allow the club to make room for right-hander Travis Wood.

The 26-year-old started five games at second base for the Cubs this season and hit just .138/.133/.172 in 30 plate appearances.  In parts of five big league seasons, DeWitt owns a .257/.324/.380 slash line for the Cubs and Dodgers. 

DeWitt could be of interest to teams looking for depth at second or third base.  The former first-round pick also started 17 games for the Cubs in left field in 2011.