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DeWitt gets some practice with Trammell

DeWitt gets some practice with Trammell

CHICAGO -- New Cubs second baseman Blake DeWitt took extra infield practice with the other infielders and infield coach Alan Trammell prior to Monday's series opener against the Brewers.

"It was more trying to get comfortable with him and him getting to know me," Trammell said of DeWitt, whom the Cubs acquired Saturday from the Dodgers for Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot. "[On Sunday] we didn't take batting practice and didn't get out on the field. I'm an old-school guy and preparation is key, which means I like to go out and take some ground balls and get a feel and be prepared."

Trammell had the same infield mate from 1977-95 in Lou Whitaker. DeWitt now has to make the adjustment.

"It's going to take probably a year plus [to get comfortable]," Trammell said. "Can you play together? Absolutely. It's a matter of getting as much [repetition] as possible together."

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