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Chris Stewart | Catcher | #19

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside (CA) CC
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 12 (0) / CWS
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Chris Stewart underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee.
The procedure comes with 6-8 weeks of rest and rehab. Stewart finished the 2016 season with a weak .214/.319/.286 batting line in 113 plate appearances. He is owed $1.4 million from the Pirates in 2017. Sep 20 - 5:09 PM

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Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 60-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Stewart has been bothered by knee and ankle problems for much of the season and might need surgery to finally get past all of it. He finishes 2016 with a poor .214/.319/.286 batting line in 34 games. The veteran backup catcher is under contract for $1.4 million in 2017.
Sep 13 - 4:12 PM

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

Stewart has been out since early July with knee issues. He'll return to backup catcher duties.
Sep 2 - 1:10 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) continues to catch every other day with Double-A Altoona.

Stewart has been on the disabled list since July 4 with a left knee injury. "He reports minimal symptoms right now," Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Tuesday. "The biggest symptom right now is overall fatigue from not playing for that extended period of time." The catcher should rejoin the Bucs' active roster in early September.
Aug 24 - 12:30 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) will take part in a rehab assignment at Double-A Altoona beginning on Friday.

Stewart has been bothered by knee and ankle injuries at various points during the summer. His current stint on the disabled list is related to discomfort in his left knee. He has begun running the bases of late and has progressed enough in his recovery that is almost rehab assignment time. Trainer Todd Tomczyk actually voiced the possibility of surgery back in early July. For the time being, it looks like Stewart might be able to avoid going under the knife. Any setbacks in August could ultimately cost him the season, so he isn't quite out of the woods yet.
Aug 10 - 7:44 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

According to Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk, Stewart's rehab assignment would likely boot up in the middle or later portion of the week after the calendar flips to August. The catcher ran the bases on Wednesday and is expected to ramp up baseball activities over the weekend. While Stewart has been plagued by knee and ankle woes during the summer months, the July MRI on his knee revealed wear and tear, as opposed to structural damage.
Jul 27 - 6:21 PM

Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said that the possibility of surgery is on the table for Chris Stewart (knee).

"If he can't play through it, surgery is an option. We're trying to avoid that at all costs and postpone it to the end of the season," Tomczyk explained. Stewart has undergone an MRI and Tomczyk admitted that it revealed "wear and tear," but declined to offer further details. Surgery, of course, is the nuclear option here. It is not out of the question that Stewart will simply manage to avoid the knife.
Jul 6 - 8:09 PM

Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 15-day disabled list with left knee discomfort.

Stewart has been bothered by knee and ankle troubles since mid-June and will take an extended All-Star break. Eric Fryer has been activated in a corresponding move.
Jul 4 - 11:27 AM

Chris Stewart (knee) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

Stewart missed a chunk of time with left knee stiffness. He will catch Francisco Liriano and bat eighth in his return to action Wednesday versus San Francisco.
Jun 22 - 3:27 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Tuesday versus the Giants.

Stewart hasn't played since Friday due to a stiff left knee. He was set to test his knee on Tuesday in preparation for a possible return to the lineup, but apparently the Pirates would prefer to rest him for another day. Jacob Stallings will start behind the plate.
Jun 21 - 3:02 PM

Chris Stewart will test his stiff left knee on Tuesday.

Stewart tweaked his knee while trying to play through a sore left ankle. He was also recently hit in the jaw on a backswing and hit in the left hip by a pitch, so he's been quite banged up. "Take a couple days off, giving it time to get under control, giving the rest of my body a chance to heal properly to where I'm not compensating in a certain area," said Stewart. The 34-year-old hasn't played since Friday, but he could be cleared to return Tuesday if he feels good.
Jun 21 - 10:38 AM

Chris Stewart passed three concussion tests after being hit in the head with a bat on Tuesday.

Stewart passed those tests, but remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets. In addition to his head injury, he has also been fighting through an ankle injury of late. Erik Kratz will start in his place. The Pirates are already exceedingly thin at catcher, as regular starter Francisco Cervelli is on the mend from a hand injury.
Jun 15 - 6:27 PM

Chris Stewart (ankle) went 0-for-3 in his return to the Pirates' lineup Tuesday.

The catcher had been out since Saturday because of a lingering ankle injury. Stewart will serve as the Pirates' primary starter behind the plate while Francisco Cervelli recovers from a hamate bone injury.
Jun 15 - 8:45 AM

Chris Stewart left Saturday's game agains the Cardinals after a collision with Jeremy Hazelbaker at home plate.

Stewart almost didn't start because of a lingering ankle injury and the collision with Hazelbaker probably didn't help matters. He went 0-for-2 before Erik Kratz replaced him in the eighth inning. With Stewart banged up and Francisco Cervelli (hand) out at least 4-6 weeks, the Pirates are dangerously thin at catcher. The team has even discussed putting first baseman John Jaso behind the plate.
Jun 11 - 9:46 PM

Chris Stewart went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Stewart connected for his solo shot off Reds starter Tim Melville in the second inning. The dinger was his first of the season and gave him his first RBI, to boot. He would later add a single. Nice game aside, the veteran backstop has no fantasy value. Francisco Cervelli is firmly entrenched as the Pirates' starting catcher
Apr 10 - 4:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
4Jacob Stallings
5Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Josh Bell
3Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Neftali Feliz
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Jeff Locke
8A.J. Schugel
9Tyler Glasnow
10Drew Hutchison
11Trevor Williams
12Wade LeBlanc
13Zach Phillips
14Phil Coke