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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
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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

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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.
Source: MLB.com
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

Chris Stewart underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee.

The procedure comes with 6-8 weeks of rest and rehab. Stewart finished the 2016 season with a weak .214/.319/.286 batting line in 113 plate appearances. He is owed $1.4 million from the Pirates in 2017.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Pirates placed C Chris Stewart on the 60-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Stewart has been bothered by knee and ankle problems for much of the season and might need surgery to finally get past all of it. He finishes 2016 with a poor .214/.319/.286 batting line in 34 games. The veteran backup catcher is under contract for $1.4 million in 2017.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 04:12:00 PM

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

Stewart has been out since early July with knee issues. He'll return to backup catcher duties.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:10:00 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) continues to catch every other day with Double-A Altoona.

Stewart has been on the disabled list since July 4 with a left knee injury. "He reports minimal symptoms right now," Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Tuesday. "The biggest symptom right now is overall fatigue from not playing for that extended period of time." The catcher should rejoin the Bucs' active roster in early September.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) will take part in a rehab assignment at Double-A Altoona beginning on Friday.

Stewart has been bothered by knee and ankle injuries at various points during the summer. His current stint on the disabled list is related to discomfort in his left knee. He has begun running the bases of late and has progressed enough in his recovery that is almost rehab assignment time. Trainer Todd Tomczyk actually voiced the possibility of surgery back in early July. For the time being, it looks like Stewart might be able to avoid going under the knife. Any setbacks in August could ultimately cost him the season, so he isn't quite out of the woods yet.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Chris Stewart (knee) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

According to Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk, Stewart's rehab assignment would likely boot up in the middle or later portion of the week after the calendar flips to August. The catcher ran the bases on Wednesday and is expected to ramp up baseball activities over the weekend. While Stewart has been plagued by knee and ankle woes during the summer months, the July MRI on his knee revealed wear and tear, as opposed to structural damage.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
4Gift Ngoepe
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Trevor Williams
7Wade LeBlanc
8Johnny Barbato