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Chris Stewart | Catcher | #8

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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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Braves sent C Chris Stewart outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Stewart cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster and has decided to accept a minor league assignment. Apr 6 - 2:14 PM

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Braves designated C Chris Stewart for assignment.

The move opens a 40-man roster spot for right-hander Luke Jackson, who will join the Braves' bullpen ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Stewart signed a one-year, $575,000 major league contract with Atlanta in February and made the club's Opening Day roster, but he's no longer needed with Kurt Suzuki (hand) due back in the lineup soon and Tyler Flowers (oblique) not too far behind.
Apr 4 - 11:52 AM

Braves signed C Chris Stewart to a one-year, $575,000 contract.

Stewart got a major league deal, but he'll likely be stationed at Triple-A Gwinnett if Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki make it through spring training without any physical issues. Stewart, 35, batted just .183/.241/.221 in 144 plate appearances last year with the Pirates. He owns a .230/.298/.293 career slash line.
Feb 14 - 1:03 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:35:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 04:14:00 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.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 10:17:00 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.
Tue, May 30, 2017 04:04:00 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.
Tue, May 30, 2017 03:03:00 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.
Mon, May 29, 2017 07:49:00 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.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 04:38:00 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.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 01:36:00 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.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 05:07:00 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.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 10:59:00 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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 03:56:00 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.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Ronald Acuna
2Preston Tucker
3Peter Bourjos
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Sean Newcomb
4Mike Soroka
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Jesse Biddle
9Luke Jackson
10Brandon McCarthy
11Jacob Lindgren
12Grant Dayton