Stewart was called up to serve as the 27th man for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Stewart failed to win a spot on the Cubs' Opening Day roster but could get into his first game a little over a month into the season. If he does make an appearance, it will likely come in a low-leverage role.
Stewart was assigned to minor-league camp Friday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Stewart was potentially in the mix for either a rotation or bullpen spot, but he's apparently not particularly close to either, as he's been removed from both competitions with nearly three weeks left to go before Opening Day. His 4.79 ERA in 62 career innings at the highest level is at least passable, but he's struck out just 12.7 percent of opposing batters. If he does find himself on the big-league roster later this season, he's unlikely to provide the kind of numbers that would interest most fantasy managers.
Stewart could work as both a starter and a reliever as the Cubs consider the idea of a more flexible six-man rotation, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Coming off the shortened 2020 season, the Cubs and other teams have to figure out how to manage starters' workloads over a longer schedule, and Chicago may deploy a six-man rotation as a result. Stewart, who opted out of the 2020 season, worked as a starter in limited time with Minnesota in 2018 and 2019. However, the Cubs may use him in more of a swing role between the bullpen and rotation.
Stewart signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Stewart elected free agency in late October after being outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, but he'll land a major-league contract with the Cubs ahead of spring training. The righty opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he'll likely serve as a swingman for Chicago in 2021. Stewart made nine appearances (two starts) for Minnesota in 2019, posting a 6.39 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 25.1 innings.
Stewart refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk and was released by the Orioles on Friday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The 26-year-old elected free agency after being removed from the 40-man roster and going unclaimed on waivers. Stewart opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 since he's a Type 1 diabetic.
Stewart cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and he'll be removed from the 40-man roster heading into the offseason. The 26-year-old made nine appearances (two starts) for the Twins in 2019, posting a 6.39 ERA and 10:8 K:BB over 25.1 innings.
Stewart is opting out of the 2020 season due to concerns regarding COVID-19.
The 25-year-old was in the mix to start Sunday's game versus the Rays, but he'll instead step away from the team due to the potential for serious complications from coronavirus as a Type 1 diabetic. Stewart was removed from the 60-man player pool and 40-man roster and was replaced by Tom Eshelman.
Stewart is a "strong candidate" to start Sunday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart and Tommy Milone are both being considered for Sunday's start. The right-handed Stewart has yet to debut this season but should still be stretched out enough to provide multiple innings should he get the ball.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Stewart is a candidate to get "a lot of innings" this season, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart is competing for a spot in Baltimore's rotation, though Hyde noted that the right-hander is also a candidate fill a long- or bulk-relief role. Either way, it sounds like Stewart could see an innings bump with his new team after struggling to a 6.39 ERA across 25.1 innings with the Twins in 2019.
Manager Brandon Hyde said that Stewart (forearm) will make his first start of the spring Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
The skipper didn't specify whether Stewart would be taking the hill for the Orioles' Grapefruit League game against Yankees or if he'll pitch in a 'B' game on the back fields, but in any case, the right-hander will be able to begin his bid in earnest for a spot in the Orioles' rotation. The time Stewart has already missed in camp due to forearm soreness will probably prevent him from getting fully stretched out by the time Opening Day arrives, but that won't necessarily preclude the 25-year-old from being ready when a fifth starter is first needed April 1.
Stewart (forearm) has another bullpen session scheduled for Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The 25-year-old resumed his throwing program in a bullpen session Thursday after being shut down for a week due to forearm soreness, and he'll continue his progression this weekend. The O's will remain cautious and avoid rushing back from the injury, but Stewart doesn't seem too far off from seeing Grapefruit League action.
Stewart (forearm) was able to play catch and complete a bullpen session Thursday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Stewart had shut down his throwing program for the past week after experiencing forearm soreness, but his ability to resume mound work suggests he's feeling healthier now. The right-hander noted that he doesn't want to rush himself back into action immediately after the injury, so he may be several days away from making his Grapefruit League debut.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Stewart (forearm) has yet to resume a throwing program, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Stewart is believed to be managing soreness rather than contending with any structural damage to his throwing arm. Hyde is hopeful that Stewart can begin throwing again within the next few days, but the right-hander won't be a realistic option for Grapefruit League games until at least the first week of March. The unfortunate timing of the injury looks like it may derail Stewart's chances of winning a spot in the Orioles' Opening Day rotation.
Stewart's training has been pushed back several days as a result of forearm soreness, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Stewart has been limited with a sore forearm, but he reportedly felt better Monday. The 25-year-old is competing for a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation during spring training after he struggled with the Twins in 2019, recording a 6.39 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 25.1 innings.
Stewart signed a major-league deal with the Orioles on Sunday.
The 25-year-old became a free agent after being outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster in November, and he now found a new home in the American League East. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Stewart received a split contract and can be optioned to the minors, but he should have every opportunity to secure a spot in the major-league rotation. He struggled in 2019 with Minnesota, posting a 6.39 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 10:8 K:BB across 25.1 innings.
Stewart was outrighted off Minnesota's 40-man roster and will become a free agent.
Stewart added bullpen depth for the Twins last season, throwing 25.1 innings with a 6.39 ERA. He also made two spot starts. His strikeout rates at Triple-A and in the majors have always been well below average, but he typically generates groundballs at an above-average clip. Look for him to catch on elsewhere on a minor-league deal.
Stewart was recalled by the Twins on Sunday.
Stewart has worked 22.1 innings with the big-league club this season, racking up a 5.64 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with just seven strikeouts across 22.1 innings. In his most recent stint with the team, he worked as a reliever, a role he's likely to fill with the team for the remainder of the season.
Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Stewart will head back to the minors after tossing three innings of relief (allowing one run on five hits) in Wednesday's 11-7 loss to the Braves. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to Thursday's series opener against the Indians.
Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Stewart owns a 4.66 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB across 19.1 innings with the Twins this season. He'll replace Cody Stashak, who tossed 1.2 innings of relief Tuesday, on the roster and in the bullpen.
Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.
The Twins needed some fresh arms in the bullpen, so Stewart was sent packing. He will serve as organizational bullpen depth going forward.
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|2014||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||87.0||19||19||0||3||5||0||62||24||75||2.59||1.138|
|2015||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||129.1||22||22||1||7||8||0||71||45||134||3.21||1.387|
|2016||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||51.2||9||9||0||3||2||0||44||19||39||2.64||1.133|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||5.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||5||1||7||7.20||1.600|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||40.2||7||5||0||0||3||0||30||12||45||4.03||1.418|
|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||91.0||20||19||0||8||6||0||80||44||90||5.14||1.472|