Stewarts was recalled by the Tigers on Friday. Stewart spent most of the year on the big-league roster before being demoted in early September. He's hitting just .171/.233/.317 on the season in 90 plate appearances. Jeimer Candelario (back) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Stewart was optioned to the alternate training site after Tuesday's win over the Brewers, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Stewart started in left field Tuesday and went 0-for-2 with a run and a walk, extending his hitless streak to five games. The 26-year-old will head to the alternate site with a .171/.233/.317 slash line in 33 games this season.
Stewart went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Brewers. Stewart took Josh Lindblom deep in the third inning for a solo home run. It was his third long ball of the season and just his second since July 28. Overall, Stewart has just a.185/.250/.369 line with eight RBI and five runs scored across 73 plate appearances.
Stewart is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs. Stewart homered in Monday's game but retreats to the bench Tuesday, with the Tigers deploying Victor Reyes, JaCoby Jones and Cameron Maybin in the outfield from left to right. It'll be Stewart's fourth time out of the starting lineup over the last seven games, and his rough .158/.226/.298 slash line isn't helping his case for more playing time.
Stewart went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 9-3 loss to the Cubs. Stewart went deep against Alec Mills in the seventh inning for his second home run of the season. The 26-year-old outfielder has been a disappointment so far with just the two long balls and a .524 OPS through 21 games, and he's started to lose playing time recently as a result. Perhaps the home run will help get him going.
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