Chris Stewart
C FA
1 month 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
5 months 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.

Chris Stewart
C FA
5 months ago

Stewart will start behind the plate and bat eighth Sunday against the Giants, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

It initially appeared that the higher-upside Elias Diaz would settle in as the Pirates' primary starter behind the dish while Francisco Cervelli (concussion) has been sidelined, but those duties seem to have fallen to Stewart, who will pick up his fourth start in six games Sunday. Stewart collected only two hits in those previous three starts and is batting .203 on the season, so it will be difficult to wring much fantasy value out of him while he retains the top spot on the depth chart.

Chris Stewart
C FA
6 months ago

Stewart is in the lineup for Wednesday's game, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

After spending three weeks on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, Stewart will be making his first start since late May when the Pirates face off with Milwaukee on Wednesday. The catcher is behind the dish while batting eighth during his return.

Chris Stewart
C FA
6 months ago

Stewart (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart had been sidelined since May 30 with a strained left hamstring but was recently able to aggressively run the bases which was his final hurdle before returning to live action. He'll slot back in as the reserve catcher behind Francisco Cervelli.

Chris Stewart
C FA
6 months ago

Stewart (hamstring) ran curves Wednesday and hopes to progress to running the bases in the near future, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart is slowly making his way back from a hamstring strain that has kept him sidelined since May. Once Stewart is able to run the bases, he'll likely head out on a rehab assignment, at which point there should be a clearer return date for him.

Chris Stewart
C FA
6 months ago

Stewart (hamstring) resumed baseball activities Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart has been sidelined since the end of May, but it seems like he's finally progressed in his rehab, meaning that a rehab assignment may come in the next week or so barring any extraneous circumstances. Until he's ready for full action again, Elias Diaz will act as the backup catcher behind Francisco Cervelli.