Chris Stewart
C FA
3 months ago

Stewart was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart received unexpected playing time in the opening week of the season with Tyler Flowers (oblique) and Kurt Suzuki (hand) both out injured. With Suzuki able to return, Stewart was no longer needed, so he'll now return to being organizational depth at the Triple-A level.

Chris Stewart
C FA
4 months ago

Stewart was designated for assignment Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This leaves the Braves with Kurt Suzuki and Carlos Perez behind the dish while Tyler Flowers (oblique) misses the first month of the season. Stewart will provide organizational depth at Triple-A if he clears waivers.

Chris Stewart
C FA
4 months ago

Stewart is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart has temporarily taken over as the Braves' primary catcher with Tyler Flowers (oblique) and Kurt Suzuki (hand) not expected back in the lineup until Friday, starting each of the past four contests. Manager Brian Snitker will give Stewart a much-needed rest for Wednesday's afternoon affair, allowing Carlos Perez to make his team debut behind the dish. Assuming Suzuki is ready to go Friday, it appears Stewart will see only a couple of starts per week going forward.

Chris Stewart
C FA
4 months ago

Stewart is still in the running for the final spot on the Braves' Opening Day roster, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Johan Camargo (back) headed for the DL, the Braves are deciding between an additional utility player like Danny Santana, or a third catcher in Stewart, which would allow the team to use Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki as late-game pinch hitters. For his part, Stewart has had a decent spring in his limited opportunities, going 4-for-12, but the 36-year-old is highly unlikely to see enough playing time to have any real fantasy value even if he does win the job.

Chris Stewart
C FA
5 months ago

Stewart signed a one-year major-league contract with the Braves on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 11-year veteran has played for six teams in his major-league career. The journeyman backup has only once received more than 190 plate appearances. He'll begin the season as the Braves' third catcher behind Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki, though his major-league contract means he has a good chance to be the first catcher called upon in the event of an injury.

Chris Stewart
C FA
9 months ago

Stewart will not return to the Pirates after the club elected to decline their $1.5 million option for the 2018 season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart played in 51 games for Pittsburgh in 2017, but hit just .183/.241/.221 with no home runs and four BRI. He will look to latch on with another organization this winter, although it's unlikely that he will make much of an impact within the fantasy radar.

Chris Stewart
C FA
11 months ago

Stewart is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart had started four-straight games earlier in the week, but Labor Day will mark his third consecutive absence from the starting lineup. Elias Diaz, who is 3-for-17 at the dish since getting the call Aug. 26, will draw yet another start Monday.

Chris Stewart
C FA
11 months ago

Stewart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Francisco Cervelli (quadriceps) is on the DL, Stewart has drawn four of the last five starts behind the plate for Pittsburgh. Sunday will mark Stewart's second consecutive day out of the lineup, however, as the team will turn to Elias Diaz as they attempt to take the series from Cincinnati.

Chris Stewart
C FA
11 months ago

Stewart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

With Francisco Cervelli (quadriceps) returning to the disabled list Saturday, the Pirates have an opening for regular starts behind the plate, but it looks as though Stewart may be forced to share time with Elias Diaz, who receives the nod Sunday. Even if Stewart were to take on the bulk of the catching duties, he would likely do more harm than good for fantasy owners, given the middling .469 OPS he carries for the season.

Chris Stewart
C FA
1 year ago

Stewart is out of the lineup Monday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

After starting four of the past six games behind the plate, Stewart's opportunities to see regular at-bats will likely draw to a close with the Pirates bringing back Francisco Cervelli (concussion) from the 7-day disabled list Monday. Stewart has never been known for his aptitude with the bat anyway, so it's unlikely fantasy owners in NL-only leagues were relying on him for much production while Cervelli was sidelined.