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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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Pirates and C Chris Stewart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2.75 million contract with a $1.5 million club option for 2018.

The deal covers his final year of arbitration and first year of free agency. Stewart owns a weak .238/.303/.303 career batting line in over 1,000 major league plate appearances, but the Bucs clearly view the 33-year-old as a steady backup to starting catcher Francisco Cervelli. At least for the 2016 season. Cervelli can become a free agent next winter.
Jan 14 - 3:17 PM

Chris Stewart went 3-for-4 with a season-high three RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Stewart had a two-run single in the fourth inning and singled in another run in the sixth. In limited playing time as Francisco Cervelli's backup, the 33-year-old is batting .294/.327/.343 over 156 plate appearances this season.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Chris Stewart went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's win over the Mets.

A nice night for Stewart, who also threw out two would-be base stealers. The 33-year-old is batting .267/.277/.333 through 15 games as Francisco Cervelli's backup.
Fri, May 22, 2015 09:56:00 PM

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

Stewart got a late start to the season due to a right hamstring strain, but he played in a few rehab games with no issues. He'll back up Francisco Cervelli.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Chris Stewart (hamstring) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Altoona.

Stewart had already been playing in minor league games at the Pirates' spring training complex, so he shouldn't be on this rehab assignment for very long. He'll presumably take over as the Pirates' backup catcher when deemed fully healthy. Tony Sanchez has been filling that role in the early going.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Stewart is already playing in minor league games and has a chance to be activated when eligible. Tony Sanchez will handle the backup catching duties until then.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Chris Stewart (hamstring) caught five innings in a minor league game on Thursday.

It's his first game action since he strained his right hamstring about three weeks ago. Stewart will begin the season on the disabled list but shouldn't miss too much time. Tony Sanchez will open the year as Francisco Cervelli's backup.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 06:59:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 08:59:00 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 04:13:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 10:51:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Cole Figueroa
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Juan Nicasio
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Wilfredo Boscan
7Ryan Vogelsong
8A.J. Schugel