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Chris Stewart | Catcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Stewart went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's win over the Mets.
A nice night for Stewart, who also threw out two would-be base stealers. The 33-year-old is batting .267/.277/.333 through 15 games as Francisco Cervelli's backup. May 22 - 9:56 PM

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Pirates activated C Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list.

Stewart got a late start to the season due to a right hamstring strain, but he played in a few rehab games with no issues. He'll back up Francisco Cervelli.
Apr 17 - 2:04 PM

Chris Stewart (hamstring) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Altoona.

Stewart had already been playing in minor league games at the Pirates' spring training complex, so he shouldn't be on this rehab assignment for very long. He'll presumably take over as the Pirates' backup catcher when deemed fully healthy. Tony Sanchez has been filling that role in the early going.
Apr 9 - 3:44 PM

Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Stewart is already playing in minor league games and has a chance to be activated when eligible. Tony Sanchez will handle the backup catching duties until then.
Apr 5 - 3:32 PM

Chris Stewart (hamstring) caught five innings in a minor league game on Thursday.

It's his first game action since he strained his right hamstring about three weeks ago. Stewart will begin the season on the disabled list but shouldn't miss too much time. Tony Sanchez will open the year as Francisco Cervelli's backup.
Apr 2 - 6:59 PM

Chris Stewart (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined for at least the next two weeks.

Which means he's in danger of opening the regular season on the disabled list. Stewart's hamstring injury was initially described as a minor tweak, but it's clearly more severe than that. The 33-year-old catcher hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since last Monday. Tony Sanchez may get to serve as Francisco Cervelli's backup in the early going this season.
Mar 19 - 8:59 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that Chris Stewart is currently dealing with a tweaked hamstring.

The issue is believed to be minor and the team expects him back in action on Tuesday. The 33-year-old is expected to serve as the primary backup behind Francisco Cervelli this season.
Mar 15 - 4:13 PM

Pirates and C Chris Stewart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract.

It's right in line with the $1.3 million MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Stewart will serve as Francisco Cervelli's backup in 2015.
Jan 16 - 10:51 AM

Chris Stewart is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative on Sunday.

Stewart was forced to leave Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch. He appears to have avoided any significant injury, which is good news heading into the postseason.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Chris Stewart left Sunday's game against the Reds with a left hand/wrist injury.

Johnny Cueto caught Stewart with his backswing in the bottom of the eighth. With Russell Martin (hamstring) banged up, it's a notable injury for the Pirates.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Pirates activated C Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list.

Stewart is returning from surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He'll function as the primary backup behind starting catcher Russell Martin.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) could be activated from the disabled list by this weekend.

Stewart has played a couple rehab games, including the entirety of a four-hour game Sunday, "and he said he felt good [Monday], which is a good sign," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Tony Sanchez will return to Triple-A once Stewart is ready.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Stewart had surgery on his right meniscus in mid-March and is expected to miss the first 3-4 weeks of the regular season. Tony Sanchez will serve as the backup to starting catcher Russell Martin in the early going.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 01:36:00 PM

Chris Stewart is expected to need 4-6 weeks of recovery time from Wednesday's right knee surgery.

Stewart had his right meniscus shaved down. It was a minor procedure, but the 32-year-old catcher will still need about a month of rehab. The Yankees could roll with Tony Sanchez as Russell Martin's backup.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Chris Stewart underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday.

The surgery wasn't considered invasive and no further procedures will be required. It's unknown at the present hour if Stewart, acquired from the Yankees in December for a player to be named later or cash considerations, will require a DL stint to begin the season. If that's the case, it'll clear room for Tony Sanchez to serve as Russell Martin's backup.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 03:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jung Ho Kang
2Jordy Mercer
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Brandon Cumpton