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Ian Stewart | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Ian Stewart is in the Angels' lineup, batting cleanup for Monday's game against the Nationals.
Stewart nearly hit for the cycle on Friday and his hot start has been rewarded with an ascension in the batting order. He hit sixth on Saturday and clean-up on Sunday, and will remain in the No. 4 spot Monday. In 29 plate appearances, Stewart is slugging .571, though he has otherwise been pedestrian in the average and on-base departments. Apr 21 - 3:45 PM

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Angels purchased the contract of 3B Ian Stewart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Stewart earned a spot after batting .292/.364/.500 with three homers this spring. He'll back up at both corner infield spots for the Halos.
Mar 30 - 8:28 AM

Ian Stewart had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Angels defeated the Cubs 8-4 on Tuesday.

Stewart, vying for a spot on the Angels' bench, took Alberto Cabrera deep in the eighth inning for his third long ball of the spring. Stewart has had trouble getting back to the Majors due to injuries and off-the-field incidents.
Mar 25 - 7:31 PM

Ian Stewart did not suffer a broken nose Monday when he was accidentally struck by his young daughter.

Stewart had to be scratched from the Angels' Cactus League lineup on Monday due to swelling, but he'll be fine by the end of this week. The 29-year-old former top prospect signed a minor league contract with Anaheim in late January and is trying to win a bench spot.
Mar 4 - 10:38 AM

Ian Stewart (nose) was scratched from the Angels' Cactus League lineup on Monday.

Stewart was accidentally hit in the nose by his young daughter and will meet with the Angels' medical staff on Monday to determine whether there are any fractures. He is in Angels camp this spring as a non-roster invitee.
Mar 3 - 11:57 AM

Angels signed 3B Ian Stewart to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 29-year-old has struggled to produce at the major league level, last appearing with the Cubs in 2012. He owns a .232/.319/.417 career line and will look to catch on as bench depth with the Halos.
Jan 22 - 8:40 PM

Dodgers signed 3B Ian Stewart to a minor league contract.

Despite hitting just .168/.286/.372 over 40 games with Triple-A Iowa before his release, Stewart still possesses prodigious power and several organizations showed interest in giving him a chance before the Dodgers scooped him up. He'll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Albuquerque for the time being.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 06:50:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are considering signing Ian Stewart to a minor league contract.

Stewart was batting just .168/.286/.372 in 40 games with Triple-A Iowa prior to his release by the Cubs, but he'll have no trouble getting someone to take a shot on him. Olney previously reported that the Marlins and Diamondbacks are two possible landing spots for the third baseman.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 07:49:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney writes that the Marlins and Diamondbacks are two possible landing spots for free agent third baseman Ian Stewart.

It's not clear if Olney is speculating on landing spots or whether the clubs have legitimate interest. Stewart was given his release by the Cubs this week after he completed a suspension for making some controversial comments about the team on Twitter. The 28-year-old was batting just .168/.286/.372 in 40 games with Triple-A Iowa prior to his release, so he'll have to earn his way back to the majors.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Cubs released INF Ian Stewart.

The move comes two weeks after Stewart was suspended for expressing frustration about the Cubs on his personal Twitter account. It's not clear if he will give any of his salary back to the team for getting his release. As is, he's still owed about half of his $2 million salary for this season.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 12:37:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs and Ian Stewart are close to parting ways.

The writing was on the wall after Stewart was recently suspended for expressing his frustration about the team via his Twitter account. No word on if any financial concessions are being made, but Stewart is still owed about $1 million of his $2 million contract for this season. A resolution is expected within a couple of days.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 09:48:00 AM

The Cubs reinstated third baseman Ian Stewart from his 10-day suspension on Saturday.

Stewart had been suspended for violating the "loyalty clause" in his contract, speaking out in frustration about being in the minors on Twitter. He certainly didn't do himself any favors with the outburst, so it's safe to assume he won't be recalled by the club any time soon.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 07:05:00 PM

The Cubs have suspended Ian Stewart 10 days for violating the "loyalty clause" in his contract.

The punishment was handed out after Stewart spouted off on Twitter about how unlikely he is to ever be called up from Triple-A. He has appealed the suspension. The Cubs have no intention of releasing Stewart, where they'd be on the hook for his $2 million salary, and are instead trying to negotiate an out in which Stewart becomes a free agent but doesn't receive his salary. Stewart still owns tremendous power potential, but is highly unlikely to make an impact in fantasy leagues this season.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 07:20:00 PM

Ian Stewart has been suspended indefinitely without pay.

Stewart went on a Twitter rant Monday night, questioning why the Cubs hadn't called him up yet from Triple-A Iowa (where he is currently batting just .164/.279/.345). Cubs president Theo Epstein cited the "loyalty clause" in Stewart's contract and said that the length of the third baseman's suspension has not yet been determined.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that there will be "consequences" following Ian Stewart's Twitter rant on Monday night.

Stewart wrote on his Twitter account that he will "probably never" be called up from Triple-A Iowa and suggested that he was better off being released. The Cubs naturally weren't too happy about that. "We spent the entire morning dealing with an issue that doesn’t help us get better as an organization," said Hoyer. "That’s not how we want to spend our time. What he did was really unprofessional and there are going to be consequences. Beyond that, I’m not going to comment." While Stewart isn't expected to be released, he is likely looking at a fine or suspension.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 01:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
2Ian Stewart
LF1Josh Hamilton
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Garrett Richards
5Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ernesto Frieri
2Joe Smith
3Sean Burnett
4Kevin Jepsen
5Michael Kohn
6Fernando Salas
7Brian Moran
8Ryan Brasier
9Nick Maronde
10Yoslan Herrera
11Dane De La Rosa