60DChris Stewart
C PIT
1 week ago

Stewart (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that the Pirates had ruled him out for the season, Stewart decided to get a head-start on his recovery process and undergo surgery prior to the end of the season. The recovery time for this procedure is typically 6-to-8 weeks, so as long as everything goes as planned, the veteran backstop should be back in time for spring training.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
2 weeks ago

Stewart was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday with a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's knee began acting up again, so the Pirates opted to give him the rest of the season off. The veteran catcher will end the season with a meager .214 batting average as Pittsburgh's backup catcher, which likely won't help him garner a larger role moving into next season. Jacob Stallings was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his spot on the roster.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
4 weeks ago

Stewart (knee) was activated from the 15-day DL prior to Sunday's 10-0 loss to the Brewers. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout during the contest and threw out the Brewers' Keon Broxton at third base on an attempted steal.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart had been sidelined for the entire second half with a left knee injury that nearly required surgery. He'll likely see about one or two starts a week over the rest of the season as the backup behind regular starting catcher Francisco Cervelli.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
1 month ago

Stewart's knee has been responding well so far in his rehab assignment and he will continue to play nine innings every other day with Double-A Altoona, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports.

EDGE Analysis

He began the rehab assignment on Aug. 12, and likely won't rejoin the Pirates until rosters expand in September, at which point he might get one start per week for the big league club. Stewart is 2-for-14 with five walks in six games with Altoona.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
2 months ago

Stewart (knee) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart is expected to catch seven innings in the contest, his first game action since July 1. With Francisco Cervelli now healthy, it's unlikely the veteran backstop will see consistent playing time behind the dish. However, he should retake his role as the team's backup catcher.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
2 months ago

Stewart may go on a rehab assignment by the end of the week, Bill Brik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team has increased Stewart's baseball activities over the past days, with the hope of having him playing rehab games by the weekend. However, it's unclear if Stewart will become the primary backup once he returns or if the team will opt to use him as added depth behind Eric Fryer.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
2 months ago

Stewart (knee) ran the bases on Wednesday and will increase his baseball activities this weekend, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

There is still no timetable on the return of Stewart to Pittsburgh. In his absence, Eric Fryer has been serving as the backup catcher for the Pirates. With Fryer playing well, it's unclear whether Stewart will reclaim his spot in Pittsburgh upon his return from the disabled list.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
2 months ago

Speaking on his Sunday radio show, GM Neal Huntington gave no timetable for a return by Stewart (knee).

EDGE Analysis

Huntington only said that Stewart was in the process of testing his knee. It's might be premature to suggest that Stewart's season is over, but the Pirates seem to be hurrying Francisco Cervelli (hand) and Elias Diaz (elbow) back into the fold.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
3 months ago

Stewart (knee) had an MRI done Wednesday which revealed "wear and tear" that could potentially require surgery, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart was placed on 15-day DL Monday with hopes of returning shortly after the All-Star break. While his MRI revealed that his knee may require surgery, Stewart remains optimistic he can play through the injury. He had struggled in his five games prior to being placed on the DL, going just 2-for-15 from the plate. Expect an update on how the club decides to handle the situation when more information becomes available.

60DChris Stewart
C PIT
3 months ago

Stewart was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with left knee discomfort.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates had been anticipating this move, as Stewart had been held out of the starting lineup on back-to-back days. The team also went ahead and claimed Eric Fryer off waivers from St. Louis, who will be activated Monday in a corresponding move. As long as the ailment doesn't turn out to be too serious, Stewart should be back with the Pirates shortly after the All-Star break when he's first eligible.