The 21-year-old relief prospect was highly effective at High A last year.
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With the move, the 40-man roster now stands at 39.
We knew it was coming, but today the signing is official.
The former long-time Detroit Tigers lefty pitched rather poorly in AAA last year.
Presumably, DeWitt will still head to Spring Training hoping to make the 25-man roster to start the year.
Cardenas was an attractive waiver claim, but dumping DeWitt is a minor surprise.
The 29-year-old lefty toiled away at AAA for the Astros last year.
The 28-year-old righty gets $9.5 million for 2012, plus potential performance bonuses.
One of the three top Cuban prospects this year, all of whom the Cubs are targeting.
The 38-year-old gets an invite to Spring Training, where he’ll compete for a bullpen spot.
Corpas gets a non-roster invite to Spring Training instead. Swell.
He’ll head to Spring Training in the hopes of emerging as something more than “emergency depth.”
Jaramillo will compete with Steve Clevenger and Welington Castillo for a chance to back up Geovany Soto this year.
Garza is the only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player on the Cubs.
The Cubs’ catcher was in his second year of arbitration.
Live coverage of the Convention is proving difficult. Starlin Castro issues a statement, Matt Garza isn’t bothered by trade rumors, and Prince Fielder keeps coming up.
As expected, and then not expected, and then expected again.
Camp Colvin is no more. Spring games on WGN, Matt Garza’s increased effectiveness, signing bonuses for Cuban signees, and several Cubs are excited for the future.
The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for Paul Maholm.