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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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 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

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.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:22:00 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 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.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Wilkin Castillo
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
4Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Vance Worley
6Jeff Locke
7Chris Volstad
8Clayton Richard
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Radhames Liz
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Rob Scahill
9Brandon Cumpton
10Arquimedes Caminero
11Blake Wood