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The window opens to shop DeWitt and promote Cardenas.

The Rays and Giants might be in the market for third base options to replace Evan Longoria (4-8 weeks - hamstring) and Pablo Sandoval (4-6 weeks - fracture in left hand). Right now, the only potentially available names being tossed around are the Orioles' Mark Reynolds and the Twins' Danny Valencia.

With Adrian Cardenas (2B/SS) off to a hot start in Iowa (.333/.376/.544/.921), it would be nice to get him up in Wrigley. DeWitt would give the Rays or Giants a veteran option at 3B now, with some versatility on the bench when Longo and the Panda return from the DL.

A move like this would be somewhat fitting, since the Cubs DFA'd DeWitt in the off-season to make room on the 40-man for Cardenas when they claimed him from Oakland.

Cardenas (24) was the 2006 High School Player of the Year, and drafted by the Phillies with a supplemental 1st round pick in 2006. DeWitt (26) was also a former 1st round pick, but he just hasn't shown much as a Cub to grow past role player status. At the minimum, the younger Cardenas fills the same role as DeWitt (both left handed bench bats), with potential for more impact.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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