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Chris Stewart | Catcher | #19

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside (CA) CC
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 12 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates declined C Chris Stewart's $1.5 million option for 2018.
The Pirates will likely use Elias Diaz as Francisco Cervelli's backup in 2018, so they've decided to move on from Stewart. Slated to turn 36 in February, Stewart might have to take a minor league deal this winter. Nov 3 - 3:35 PM

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Chris Stewart went 3-for-3 with an RBI versus the Brewers in Thursday's win.

Stewart was making his first start since July 4. He had as many hits today as he did in 27 at-bats since returning from the disabled list on June 18.
Jul 20 - 4:14 PM

Pirates activated C Chris Stewart from the 10-day disabled list.

Stewart missed three weeks with a strained hamstring. He'll return to backing up Francisco Cervelli.
Jun 18 - 10:17 AM

Chris Stewart is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left leg Tuesday.

Stewart was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday afternoon after experiencing lingering discomfort around his left calf and hamstring during a light pregame workout. Hopefully the MRI will provide some answers.
May 30 - 4:04 PM

Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Stewart suffered the injury on Monday and will get some extended rest. Elias Diaz will take his place on the active roster.
May 30 - 3:03 PM

Chris Stewart was lifted from Monday's game versus the Diamondbacks with a left upper calf/hamstring injury.

It looks to be a day-to-day situation. Expect Francisco Cervelli to handle the catching for the Pirates for the next few days.
May 29 - 7:49 PM

Chris Stewart went 2-for-3 with a triple as the Pirates defeated the Yankees in Sunday's series finale in Pittsburgh.

Stewart has seen limited action to this point in the season, but is doing his part by hitting .364/.364/.636. He isn't an option in any fantasy format while Francisco Cervelli is healthy.
Apr 23 - 4:38 PM

Chris Stewart (groin) is scheduled to catch back-to-back nine-inning games later this week.

The Pirates are hoping that Stewart can demonstrate that he's over his recent groin strain. He's slated to serve as Francisco Cervelli's primary backup.
Mar 29 - 1:36 PM

Chris Stewart (groin) caught a pitching machine on Monday.

Stewart said his strained left groin felt fine, although he admitted that he didn't really push it and won't know much about his status until he does. The backup catcher thinks he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 5:07 PM

Chris Stewart (groin) is optimistic that he'll be ready for Opening Day.

The veteran backstop underwent a precautionary MRI after leaving Friday's Grapefruit League contest with a sore left groin. He felt much better on Saturday morning though and has been prescribed only rest and treatment for the injury. He'll serve as the primary backup behind starting catcher Francisco Cervelli in 2017.
Mar 25 - 10:59 AM

Chris Stewart exited Friday's game against the Rays with a sore left groin.

The Pirates are calling him day-to-day, so it doesn't sound like anything that might keep him from being available for Opening Day. Stewart will be the Bucs' backup catcher this season.
Mar 24 - 3:56 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.

Stewart has been eased along in Pirates camp after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last September. The veteran backup catcher should be ready for the 2017 regular season if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 6 - 3:18 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) is nearly ready to catch bullpen sessions and simulated games.

Stewart has been eased into action this spring after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last September. It shouldn't take long for the 35-year-old backup catcher to prepare himself for the opening of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 2 - 8:54 AM

Chris Stewart said Sunday that his surgically-repaired left knee is 100 percent.

Stewart played just three games after July 1 last season due to a knee injury that eventually required an arthroscopic operation. He'll enter spring training with a clean bill of health, though, and is slated to again back up Francisco Cervelli.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Pirates activated C Chris Stewart from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran backstop's season came to an end in September when he was forced to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. He's expected to remain sidelined through November, but should still have plenty of time to get ready before pitchers and catchers report for spring training in February.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
8Luis Escobar
9Dario Agrazal
Relief Pitcher
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4A.J. Schugel
5George Kontos
6Dovydas Neverauskas
7Johnny Barbato
8Edgar Santana
9Jack Leathersich
10Dan Runzler
11Nik Turley