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Cubs Claim Cardenas, Designate DeWitt

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Chicago Cubs' Blake DeWitt follows through on a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher James McDonald in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Chicago Cubs’ Blake DeWitt follows through on a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher James McDonald in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

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(CBS) The Cubs announced Monday they have claimed infielder Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Athletics.

As a result, the team has designated Blake DeWitt for assignment.

Cardenas, 24, batted .314 (154-for-491) with 28 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 70 runs scored, 51 RBI and a .374 on-base percentage in 127 games with Triple-A Sacramento last year.

He was originally selected by Philadelphia in the supplemental round (37th overall) of the 2006 Draft.

DeWitt, 26, batted .265 (61-for-230) with 11 doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI in 121 games with the Cubs last year, his first full season with the club after being acquired from the Dodgers on July 31, 2010.

 

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