Chris Stewart C PIT 3 Months

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.

Chris Stewart C PIT 4 Months

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.

Chris Stewart C PIT 4 Months

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

Stewart had surgery on his right meniscus in mid-March and is expected to miss the first 3-4 weeks of the regular season. Tony Sanchez will serve as the backup to starting catcher Russell Martin in the early going.

Chris Stewart C PIT 4 Months

Chris Stewart is expected to need 4-6 weeks of recovery time from Wednesday's right knee surgery.

Stewart had his right meniscus shaved down. It was a minor procedure, but the 32-year-old catcher will still need about a month of rehab. The Yankees could roll with Tony Sanchez as Russell Martin's backup.

Chris Stewart C PIT 4 Months

Chris Stewart underwent a minor surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday.

The surgery wasn't considered invasive and no further procedures will be required. It's unknown at the present hour if Stewart, acquired from the Yankees in December for a player to be named later or cash considerations, will require a DL stint to begin the season. If that's the case, it'll clear room for Tony Sanchez to serve as Russell Martin's backup.

Chris Stewart C PIT 5 Months

Chris Stewart will visit Dr. James Andrews to have his right knee examined, with surgery seen as "probable."

It's not clear how long he'd be sidelined, but obviously even a minor operation would rule him out for Opening Day. That would clear room for Tony Sanchez to serve as Russell Martin's backup.

Chris Stewart C PIT 8 Months

Pirates and C Chris Stewart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials aren't known. Stewart was acquired from the Yankees earlier Monday and will likely enter the 2014 campaign as Russell Martin's backup.

Chris Stewart C PIT 8 Months

Pirates acquired C Chris Stewart from the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Stewart was likely going to be non-tendered by the Yankees after batting just .211/.293/.272 in 340 plate appearances this season. He'll be in the running for the backup job behind Russell Martin in Pittsburgh -- Michael McKenry being his primary competition.

Chris Stewart C PIT 8 Months

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Pirates are close to acquiring Yankees catcher Chris Stewart.

Stewart was a non-tender candidate in New York and the deadline for those contract decisions is on Monday night. The 31-year-old backstop hit .211/.293/.272 with four homers and 25 RBI in 340 plate appearances this past season for the Yankees. He can back up starting catcher Russell Martin next summer in Pittsburgh.

Chris Stewart C PIT 9 Months

Chad Jennings of LoHud.com believes that Chris Stewart is likely to be non-tendered by the Yankees.

Jennings notes that the Yankees have already made it clear that Francisco Cervelli will return next season, and that there's no reason to send Austin Romine back to Triple-A. Rather than spending guaranteed money on a defensive-first option like Stewart, they should be able to secure a similar type of player on a minor league deal.