Chris Stewart
C FA
Mon 9/5/16 9:19 AM

Stewart (knee) was activated from the 15-day DL prior to Sunday's 10-0 loss to the Brewers. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout during the contest and threw out the Brewers' Keon Broxton at third base on an attempted steal.
EDGE Analysis
Stewart had been sidelined for the entire second half with a left knee injury that nearly required surgery. He'll likely see about one or two starts a week over the rest of the season as the backup behind regular starting catcher Francisco Cervelli.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Wed 8/24/16 1:08 PM

Stewart's knee has been responding well so far in his rehab assignment and he will continue to play nine innings every other day with Double-A Altoona, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports.
EDGE Analysis
He began the rehab assignment on Aug. 12, and likely won't rejoin the Pirates until rosters expand in September, at which point he might get one start per week for the big league club. Stewart is 2-for-14 with five walks in six games with Altoona.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Wed 8/10/16 5:44 PM

Stewart (knee) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stewart is expected to catch seven innings in the contest, his first game action since July 1. With Francisco Cervelli now healthy, it's unlikely the veteran backstop will see consistent playing time behind the dish. However, he should retake his role as the team's backup catcher.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Tue 8/2/16 6:26 PM

Stewart may go on a rehab assignment by the end of the week, Bill Brik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
EDGE Analysis
The team has increased Stewart's baseball activities over the past days, with the hope of having him playing rehab games by the weekend. However, it's unclear if Stewart will become the primary backup once he returns or if the team will opt to use him as added depth behind Eric Fryer.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Wed 7/27/16 5:08 PM

Stewart (knee) ran the bases on Wednesday and will increase his baseball activities this weekend, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
EDGE Analysis
There is still no timetable on the return of Stewart to Pittsburgh. In his absence, Eric Fryer has been serving as the backup catcher for the Pirates. With Fryer playing well, it's unclear whether Stewart will reclaim his spot in Pittsburgh upon his return from the disabled list.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Sun 7/17/16 6:46 PM

Speaking on his Sunday radio show, GM Neal Huntington gave no timetable for a return by Stewart (knee).
EDGE Analysis
Huntington only said that Stewart was in the process of testing his knee. It's might be premature to suggest that Stewart's season is over, but the Pirates seem to be hurrying Francisco Cervelli (hand) and Elias Diaz (elbow) back into the fold.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Wed 7/6/16 7:06 PM

Stewart (knee) had an MRI done Wednesday which revealed "wear and tear" that could potentially require surgery, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stewart was placed on 15-day DL Monday with hopes of returning shortly after the All-Star break. While his MRI revealed that his knee may require surgery, Stewart remains optimistic he can play through the injury. He had struggled in his five games prior to being placed on the DL, going just 2-for-15 from the plate. Expect an update on how the club decides to handle the situation when more information becomes available.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Mon 7/4/16 11:29 AM

Stewart was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with left knee discomfort.
EDGE Analysis
The Pirates had been anticipating this move, as Stewart had been held out of the starting lineup on back-to-back days. The team also went ahead and claimed Eric Fryer off waivers from St. Louis, who will be activated Monday in a corresponding move. As long as the ailment doesn't turn out to be too serious, Stewart should be back with the Pirates shortly after the All-Star break when he's first eligible.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Sun 7/3/16 2:42 PM

Stewart, who is out of the lineup Sunday, may be a candidate for the DL due to a lower leg injury, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
EDGE Analysis
Stewart is dealing with both knee and ankle ailments, which have effectively cost him two straight starts. If he does end up on the DL, look for Erik Kratz to become the primary backstop, while Jacob Stallings could once again get the call from Triple-A.

Chris Stewart
C FA
Sat 6/25/16 4:19 PM

Stewart is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
EDGE Analysis
Erik Kratz will take over behind the plate and it looks like the two will continue to split time fairly evenly while Francisco Cervelli (hand) remains out. As of earlier this week, Cervelli had not been cleared to grip the bat with his left hand.