Chris Stewart
C FA
8 months ago

Stewart opted out of his contract with the Padres on Saturday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old had played 19 games for Triple-A El Paso, hitting .277/.333/.354. Stewart has appeared in at least one big-league game in 12 of the last 13 seasons but might be at the end of the road at this point, as he hasn't hit above .214 in the majors since 2015.

Chris Stewart
C FA
12 months ago

Stewart signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Thursday which includes an invitation to spring training.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart split time between Atlanta and Arizona in 2018, appearing in just eight big-league games between both stops. With Austin Hedges and Francisco Mejia both ahead of Stewart on the organizational depth chart, the veteran backstop doesn't figure to spend much (if any) time in the majors in 2019.

Chris Stewart
C FA
1 year ago

The Diamondbacks purchased Stewart's contract from Triple-A Reno.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was acquired Thursday from the Braves and finds himself on the major-league roster two days later. However, Stewart will struggle to find much playing time, now serving as the club's No. 4 catcher in an already busy time share between the top three options.

Chris Stewart
C FA
1 year ago

Stewart was traded from the Braves to the Diamondbacks on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart appeared in just five games for the Braves before being traded, struggling to an unsightly .214/.250/.214 slash line. He put together a similarly poor line with Triple-A Gwinnett, slashing .219/.299/.277 across 47 games. The veteran backstop should serve as organizational catching depth for Arizona.

Chris Stewart
C FA
1 year ago

The Braves outrighted Stewart to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart lost his spot on the Braves' active and 40-man rosters after Kurt Suzuki overcame a short-term absence due to a triceps injury. Atlanta will presumably bring aboard a third catcher Saturday when players can be recalled from the minors without a corresponding transaction, but Stewart's lack of a 40-man spot could prevent him from earning a callup.

Chris Stewart
C FA
1 year ago

The Braves designated Stewart for assignment Sunday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart's removal from the active and 40-man rosters clears a spot with the big club for corner infielder Rio Ruiz, who was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move. The 35-year-old backstop had been serving as the Braves' backup catcher the last few days, but he fell to No. 3 on the depth chart after Kurt Suzuki (triceps) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

Chris Stewart
C FA
1 year ago

Stewart had his contract selected from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stewart will serve as the club's backup catcher behind Tyler Flowers since Kurt Suzuki is dealing with an elbow contusion. In a corresponding move, Michael Reed was sent down to Gwinnett.

Chris Stewart
C FA
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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.