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Stewart (quadriceps) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Lakeland on Friday.

Stewart, who has been sidelined since April 17 with a quadriceps injury, joined the Flying Tigers on Sunday but wasn't quite ready to begin his rehab stint until Friday. It remains to be seen how many minor-league games the outfielder will need to appear in before being cleared to rejoin the big club, leaving his return date murky.

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