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Chris Stewart | Catcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 19 - 1:39 PM

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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.
Apr 14 - 9:00 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.
Mar 29 - 1:36 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.
Mar 19 - 5:11 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.
Mar 19 - 3:55 PM

Chris Stewart will visit Dr. James Andrews to have his right knee examined, with surgery seen as "probable."

It's not clear how long he'd be sidelined, but obviously even a minor operation would rule him out for Opening Day. That would clear room for Tony Sanchez to serve as Russell Martin's backup.
Mar 17 - 1:22 PM

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

The financials aren't known. Stewart was acquired from the Yankees earlier Monday and will likely enter the 2014 campaign as Russell Martin's backup.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:28:00 AM

Pirates acquired C Chris Stewart from the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Stewart was likely going to be non-tendered by the Yankees after batting just .211/.293/.272 in 340 plate appearances this season. He'll be in the running for the backup job behind Russell Martin in Pittsburgh. Michael McKenry was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:47:00 AM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Pirates are close to acquiring Yankees catcher Chris Stewart.

Stewart was a non-tender candidate in New York and the deadline for those contract decisions is on Monday night. The 31-year-old backstop hit .211/.293/.272 with four homers and 25 RBI in 340 plate appearances this past season for the Yankees. He can back up starting catcher Russell Martin next summer in Pittsburgh.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Chad Jennings of LoHud.com believes that Chris Stewart is likely to be non-tendered by the Yankees.

Jennings notes that the Yankees have already made it clear that Francisco Cervelli will return next season, and that there's no reason to send Austin Romine back to Triple-A. Rather than spending guaranteed money on a defensive-first option like Stewart, they should be able to secure a similar type of player on a minor league deal.
Source: LoHud.com
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Chris Stewart (foot) returned to the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.

He's batting ninth and playing catcher against Baltimore and Miguel Gonzalez. Stewart was removed from Sunday's game after sustaining a bruised foot on a hit by pitch.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Chris Stewart is expected to miss a few games after bruising his foot in Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

Stewart was removed from the game after being hit by a pitch. Austin Romine replaced him, and figures to be the biggest beneficiary while Stewart is sidelined. If you're looking at either of these options, you're really scraping the bottom of the barrel in deep two-catcher mixed leagues.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Chris Stewart will undergo X-rays on his left foot after leaving Sunday's game following a hit by pitch.

The Yankees are calling the X-rays precautionary. Austin Romine came in for Stewart Sunday.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Chris Stewart hit a three-run homer off Jays reliever Neil Wagner on Tuesday.

The homer was his career-high fourth overall, but it was his first since way back on May 15. Despite his lack of offense, Stewart has started four straight games, though the streak will end with the second game of today's doubleheader. He's actually driven in seven runs in his last five games after totaling 16 RBI in his first 80 games.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Chris Stewart went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Stewart continues to serve as the primary backstop for the Yankees, and is now hitting .243/.316/.312 with 15 RBI on the season. With the lack of offensive production that they've gotten from the position, Gary Sanchez could become an option for a call-up during the second half of the season.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez