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CHRIS STEWART RUMORS

First Pitch: Re-Creating Russell Martin in the Aggregate

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how Chris Stewart would be the best option for the Pittsburgh Pirates at catcher if Russell Martin leaves as a free agent. The idea that Martin will leave seems likely. He’s reportedly looking for a five-year deal at $75-80 M, which is close to Brian McCann money (5 years, $85 M). I’m not even sure if Brian McCann deserved Brian McCann...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Is Chris Stewart the Best Catching Option If the Pirates Can’t Re-Sign Martin?

The Pittsburgh Pirates brought in Chris Stewart last year to serve as a defensive specialist behind Russell Martin. Stewart did not exactly specialize in defense during the 2014 season. The catcher posted his best year ever offensively, with a .693 OPS that was over 100 points higher than his career numbers entering the season. That was largely fueled by a .364 BABIP, which is way...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates activate Chris Stewart, demote Tony Sanchez

The Pirates officially announced today that Chris Stewart has been activated from the disabled list and Tony Sanchez will be sent back to Triple-A. There has been a lot of discussion about this move over the course of the season since Sanchez is off to a hot start with his bat. I’m personally a bit torn; Stewart’s defense reputation is pretty incredible, and Sanchez really has...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart comes off DL, Tony Sanchez to Indy

The @Pirates reinstate C Chris Stewart from the 15-day DL; option C Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) April 19, 2014 New Pirates catcher Chris Stewart has finished his rehab in the minors and has joined the team, meaning Tony Sanchez is headed back to Indianapolis to play every day. When Stewart was acquired, I wasn’t a fan of the move...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates place Jeff Locke and Chris Stewart on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have set their 25-man roster for Opening Day with backup catcher Chris Stewart and All-Star left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke on the 15-day DL, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Both are eligible to return on April 5. Stewart required surgery after injuring his knee in a game on March 12, and is expected to be out until mid- to late April...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Trade rumors, Stewart/Sanchez, Lambo

This looked like it was going to be a mostly drama-free spring for the Pirates — and to this point, I would say it still has been — but recently a few issues have popped up that could cause the Bucs to make some last minute changes. Opening Day is less than two weeks away now, so it’s getting close to roster-crunch time. There are some trade rumors surrounding Vin Mazzaro...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Chris Stewart expected to undergo knee surgery

Facing a grim prognosis following a knee injury last week, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion which is expected to result in surgery.#Pirates announce that C Chris Stewart will visit Dr. James Andrews to evaluate right knee injury. Surgery "probable."— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) March 17, 2014The 32-year old was considered the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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