2/13 DeWitt arrives in camp

How eager was Blake DeWitt to get out of the snow in Missouri? He took a cab from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix directly to Fitch Park on Sunday.

“I couldn’t wait to get out here,” said DeWitt after getting out of a taxi with his suitcase, bat bag and gear bag. “I think everybody’s looking forward to this season. I think everybody’s excited about how we finished the season last year and the moves we made this past offseason. There’s a lot of potential here.”

DeWitt has been mentioned as one of Cubs manager Mike Quade’s options at leadoff.

“To be honest, I haven’t even thought about it,” the infielder said. “It’s one of those things where you prepare yourself for anything. If they ask me to do it, I’ll be more than happy to do it. It’s a big responsibility. But it’s also a big responsibility hitting eighth. You’ve got to play hard and do whatever you can do to help the team win.”

— Carrie Muskat

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