19-year-old first baseman, Jair Bogaerts.
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The Cubs’ top prospects officially head out from big camp, and we’ll hopefully see them again mid-season.
The 28-year-old righty threw 13 innings in the bigs last year out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ pen.
The 21-year-old relief prospect was highly effective at High A last year.
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.