Chris Stewart C PIT 2 Months

Stewart and the Pirates avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.225 million contract Friday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

Stewart served as the Pirates' backup catcher last season and is the favorite to do so again in 2015. The Pirates' new primary catcher, Francisco Cervelli, has had trouble staying healthy in his career, so Stewart could see more action than reserve catchers typically do.

Chris Stewart C PIT 5 Months

Stewart (wrist) was included on the Pirates' Wild Card roster.

Russell Martin (hamstring) is expected to start, but Stewart is healthy enough to assume his typical backup duties. Tony Sanchez will be available as well in case both players experience complications with their injuries.

Chris Stewart C PIT 5 Months

X-rays on Stewart's left wrist came back negative, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Stewart exited Sunday's game after his hand caught the backswing in one of pitcher Johnny Cueto's at-bats. No fractures were revealed, but he does have a serious bruise on his left hand, and should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Russell Martin (hamstring) will likely be ready for Wednesday's NL Wild Card matchup, but if not, Stewart would be the likely backup, provided the swelling goes down.

Chris Stewart C PIT 5 Months

Stewart left Sunday's game with a hand/wrist injury, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Stewart was hit on his hand on the backswing of a Johnny Cueto RBI hit, and had to be removed from the game as a result. Tony Sanchez came into the game to serve as his replacement. Sanchez could be in line to see extra work if a catcher is needed in a tiebreaker game Monday or Wild Card contest Wednesday, as fellow backstop Russell Martin is also nursing a hamstring injury.

Chris Stewart C PIT 7 Months

Stewart went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday, raising his batting average to a season-high .283.

He only has 20 at-bats since June, but might be an option in daily leagues on days when scheduling is thin. For the season, Stewart is batting .283/.374/.313 with no homers and six RBI in 99 at-bats.

Chris Stewart C PIT 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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.