Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:59:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and his estimated recovery time is six to eight weeks, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:18:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:55:19 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sept. 2.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:19:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) has been sent on a rehab assignment to Class AA Altoona.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:01:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) ran the bases Wednesday, July 27, and could ramp up baseball activities over the weekend, according to head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain when Stewart will be able to begin a rehab assignment but it appears as though a decision could be made early next week. When healthy, he doesn't carry much fantasy relevance unless you need a second catcher for NL-only leagues.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:23:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) may need surgery on his left knee. "If he can't play through it, surgery is an option," said Pirates head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk. "There are a number of issues going on there. We're trying to avoid that at all costs and postpone it to the end of the season."
Fantasy Tip: Pittsburgh is really being tested with their catching depth, as Francisco Cervelli is also still out with injury. Fortunately, Cervelli is due back right after the All-Star break, so the absence of Stewart may ensure he gets even more than the usual number of starts in the second half. If Stewart ends up getting surgery on his knee, he'd miss the remainder of the campaign.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:28:33 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 4, with left knee discomfort. C Eric Fryer was added to the active roster.
Fantasy Tip: The Bucs are in dire straits at the backstop, and Erik Kratz and Fryer should platoon. Neither are fantasy relevant unless you're needing a second catcher in NL-only leagues.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 11:15:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden Sunday, July 3. C Erik Kratz will start at catcher and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Kratz is hitting only .085 with one home run this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:57:38 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) did not start Tuesday, June 21, against the San Francisco Giants, but he came on as a pinch hitter and finished up at first base. He went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Fantasy Tip: Stewart was making his first appearance in four days after dealing with a sore knee. If he can return to the lineup in the next day or two it will be safe to use him in the active fantasy lineup if you normally rely upon him for some reason.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:10:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Monday, June 20. C Erik Kratz will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Kratz has only one hit in his last 15 at-bats and should not be a starting option in any fantasy league.