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Blake DeWitt | Third Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Braves released INF Blake DeWitt.
DeWitt made four appearances with the Braves in April before suffering a lower back strain. The signing of Tyler Greene made the 27-year-old expendable. DeWitt will likely catch on with another organization. Sat, Aug 17, 2013 06:49:00 PM

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Braves placed INF Blake DeWitt on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

DeWitt appeared in four games with the Braves as a utility infielder. He should be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett once he's deemed healthy enough to return.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Blake DeWitt from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He's taking Freddie Freeman's spot on the roster. DeWitt will provide depth on the bench.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Braves signed INF Blake DeWitt to a minor league contract.

DeWitt hit .138/.133/.172 in 18 games this year for the Cubs. He's doubtful to make an impact with the Braves.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 01:00:00 PM

Blake DeWitt will report to Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

DeWitt had the option to decline the assignment, but he elected to stay with the organization. The 26-year-old is batting just .138 (4-for-29) in limited playing time with the Cubbies this season.
Thu, May 17, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Cubs sent INF-OF Blake DeWitt outright to Triple-A Iowa.

DeWitt was designated for assignment earlier this month. He has the option of declining the outright and declaring free agency.
Wed, May 16, 2012 08:05:00 PM

Cubs designated INF-OF Blake DeWitt for assignment.

DeWitt has batted just .138/.133/.172 this season in a part-time role. He'll be assigned to Triple-A Iowa if he clears waivers.
Sun, May 6, 2012 11:13:00 AM

Blake DeWitt (back) is available for Monday's game against the Brewers.

DeWitt was scratched from Sunday's lineup after experiencing back spasms during batting practice, but he's ready to contribute off the bench.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 04:24:00 PM

Blake DeWitt was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back spasms.

He should be OK in a day or two. Darwin Barney had been slated for a day off, but he's back in the lineup now.
Sun, Apr 8, 2012 01:41:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of INF-OF Blake DeWitt from Triple-A Iowa.

DeWitt will serve as a utilityman this year for the Cubs after batting .262/.366/.361 in the Cactus League.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 02:00:00 PM

Blake DeWitt went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a walk Thursday against the Padres.

The Cubs announced earlier Thursday that DeWitt, who is now batting .313 this spring. had made the Opening Day roster even being designated for assignment last month. The 26-year-old played right field in this one and will be used all over the field this season in a utility role.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 07:35:00 PM

X-rays on Blake DeWitt's hand have come back negative.

He was hit by a pitch Thursday. DeWitt will sit out a couple more days but is expected to be fine.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 02:22:00 PM

Blake DeWitt was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game after getting hit on the hand by a pitch.

DeWitt will be reevaluated on Friday. The Cubs don't seem concerned that it's anything more than a bruise.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 06:44:00 PM

Blake DeWitt hit a three-run homer in Monday's loss to the A's.

DeWitt tagged Bartolo Colon in the second inning. He also walked, scoring a pair of runs. Now 26, DeWitt is looking to earn a utility role. Capable of playing both the infield and outfield, DeWitt should be able to secure a roster spot after hitting .265/.305/.413 last season.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 07:42:00 PM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum indicated that Blake DeWitt has made an early impression on him this spring.

DeWitt returned with the Cubs on a non-roster spring training invite."He’s just a professional hitter," Sveum said. "He’s a lifetime .260, .265 hitter that’s hit home runs and getting 200, 300, 350 at-bats a year. That’s like hitting .300 as an everyday player when you can put those numbers up playing once, twice a week pinch hitting. That’s a pretty valuable player and then you can throw him at four or five positions on the field." DeWitt's versatility will likely be key when roster decisions are finalized in April.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 03:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin