Stewart and Victor Reyes will likely compete for playing time in left field when the regular season is able to begin, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Fenech projects that JaCoby Jones will start in center and offseason acquisition Cameron Maybin will likely start in right. That leaves Stewart and Reyes to jockey for playing time in left. Reyes outperformed Stewart last season and in spring training, so Stewart could be relegated to a fourth outfielder role. He might still see semi-regular playing time if MLB teams are forced to play more doubleheaders as expected, but Stewart's outlook is cloudy at best.
Stewart batted just .143 with no home runs in 13 Grapefruit League games before MLB suspended play.
With Cameron Maybin, JaCoby Jones and Victor Reyes all in Detroit's outfield mix, Stewart was looking to have a strong spring to stand out from the crowd and avoid falling into a platoon role. Based on results so far, however, Stewart seems likely to sit against left-handed starters and perhaps even some righties. The 26-year-old was known for his power in the minors, but he won't hit many home runs in the majors if he continues to struggle making consistent contact.
Stewart could sit against tough left-handers this season, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The Tigers recently added veteran Cameron Maybin to their outfield, which already had Stewart, JaCoby Jones and Victor Reyes at the MLB level. The team will likely attempt to get regular at-bats for all four players, so it makes sense that Stewart could sit some against lefties. He posted a .656 OPS against southpaws in 2019 compared to a .702 mark against righties.
Stewart is not in Thursday's lineup against the Twins.
He is hitting .250 with three home runs, 19 strikeouts and two walks over 20 games this month. Brandon Dixon is starting in left field and hitting second.
Stewart is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles.
Stewart owns an excellent 1.059 OPS over his last nine games, dragging his season mark up to .737. Brandon Dixon gets the start in left field Monday.
Stewart will bat cleanup as the designated hitter Sunday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Stewart owns an excellent .370/.400/.778 slash line over his last eight games. With Miguel Cabrera (knee) out of the lineup Sunday, Stewart will rest his legs as the designated hitter, with Victor Reyes sliding to left field and Harold Castro starting in center.
Stewart recorded three base hits across five at-bats Saturday in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Orioles.
Since rejoining the Tigers earlier this month as part of the team's September callups, Stewart has been one of the team's more productive hitters, slashing .324/.350/.622 with three home runs, six RBI and five runs in 11 games. The rookie should continue to serve as Detroit's everyday left fielder for the final two weeks of the season.
Stewart is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Stewart Game 1 of the twin bill and went 1-for-5 with a trio of strikeouts. Brandon Dixon is covering left field in this one.
Stewart went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 12-11 win over the Yankees.
Stewart homered for the second consecutive game, going deep against Luis Cessa in the fifth inning for his 10th long ball of the season. The 25-year-old outfielder hasn't been as productive as hoped for this year, though perhaps he has a strong finish in store.
Stewart went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Athletics.
Stewart's fifth inning home run was one of just two hits Detroit mustered all day. The 25-year-old outfielder was seen as a potential breakout candidate this season, but it's been a disappointing and injury-shortened campaign, as he has just nine home runs in 87 games with a .239 batting average.
Stewart went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 5-4 extra-innings win over the Athletics.
Stewart's blast got the Tigers on the board and would be the last pitch from Athletics starter Homer Bailey in the contest. Stewart also doubled in the eighth inning, but he was replaced by pinch runner Brandon Dixon, who would score on Dawel Lugo's game-tying single later in the inning. Stewart is still hitting only .241/.320/.401 on the year, but he's gone 4-for-14 since earning a callup from Triple-A Toledo. He has eight homers, 36 RBI and 29 runs scored in 84 games this year.
Stewart was recalled by the Tigers on Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Stewart appeared in 81 games for the Tigers earlier in the season, hitting a disappointing .239/.321/.393. Power is supposed to be the 25-year-old's carrying tool, but his seven homers over that stretch was not a particularly impressive total.
Stewart (concussion) was activated and optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
He will presumably finish out the month with the Mud Hens before joining the big-league club in September. Stewart has hit for surprisingly little pop this year. He posted isolated power figures north of .200 at every level of the minors during his ascent to the big leagues, yet he has now hit just nine homers with a .154 ISO in 98 career MLB games.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Stewart (concussion) may remain with Triple-A Toledo until September, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Stewart has been sidelined since the end of July with a concussion. The outfielder was originally scheduled to play five rehab games with Toledo before rejoining the Tigers, but it now sounds like his return date hinges on whether Niko Goodrum (groin) requires a trip to the IL. If Goodrum lands on the shelf, Stewart will likely join the big club in a corresponding move, otherwise he'll return when rosters expand in September. Prior to landing on the shelf, Stewart compiled a .239/.321/.393 slash line with seven home runs in 81 games for Detroit.
Stewart (concussion) will begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
Stewart faced a setback in his recovery and was pulled off his rehab assignment following a failed concussion test, but he now appears to be back on the right track. Per Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that Stewart will play in five games at Toledo before rejoining the big club. Expect the Tigers to activate him from the 7-day injured list around the middle of next week.
Stewart is close to beginning another rehab assignment, though he'll need to pass another concussion test, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Stewart managed to take batting practice Tuesday, and skipper Ron Gardenhire noted that his starting left fielder is closing in on a rehab stint. Stewart was pulled off his last minor-league assignment Saturday after he failed to pass concussion protocol, but he'll likely head back to Triple-A Toledo within the next few days if he can pass one more concussion test.
Stewart (concussion) had his rehab assignment recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Stewart failed to meet concussion protocol requirements and will receive more time off, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 25-year-old has been sidelined since colliding with the left field wall during a July 29 game. Stewart was 1-for-11 with a run scored and two walks in three rehab starts.
Stewart (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Toledo.
Stewart has been on the shelf since July 29 after entering Major League Baseball's concussion protocol, but his availability for minor-league action suggests he has now passed all testing. Since he's only been sidelined for about a week, Stewart may only need one or two games at Triple-A before the Tigers are comfortable activating him from the 7-day injured list.
Stewart entered the concussion protocol and was placed on the 7-day injured list following Monday's 7-2 win over the Angels, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Detroit didn't reveal whether Stewart was formally diagnosed with a concussion or simply displaying symptoms consistent with the head injury, but he'll be shelved for the next week regardless after exiting Monday when he collided with the outfield wall. The Tigers will announce a corresponding move shortly before Tuesday's game, but fellow outfielder Victor Reyes was already on hand as a member of the taxi squad for the West Coast road swing and is the leading candidate for a promotion from Triple-A Toledo, per Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic.
Stewart left Monday night's game against the Angels with an unspecified injury, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Stewart collided with the wall in left field, and he was forced to leave the game as a result. He'll be considered day-to-day until the severity of the injury is uncovered.
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|2018||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||122||444||69||117||21||3||23||77||67||108||0||0||.264||.364||.480|
|2018||ROK-GCL Tigers West||1||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||--||--||0||0||.250||.250||1.000|
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