|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||360.00||14.00||.231||42.00||30.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston||3||0||0|| .250|| .000|| .000|
|vs RHP||140||29||5|| .315|| .371|| .207|
|05/21/2013||Mike Leake, SP CIN|
Carlos Quentin, LF SD
Matt Garza, SP CHC
Reid Brignac, 3B NYY
|Carlos Marmol, RP CHC|
Rafael Betancourt, RP COL
Ian Stewart, 3B CHC
Norichika Aoki, RF MIL
|05/20/2013||Dan Uggla, 2B ATL|
Ian Stewart, 3B CHC
Tim Hudson, SP ATL
|Mike Fiers, RP MIL|
Ryan Ludwick, LF CIN
Cliff Pennington, SS ARI
|05/20/2013||Ian Stewart, 3B CHC|
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
Chris Johnson, 3B ATL
|Jason Kubel, LF ARI|
Scott Van Slyke, RF LAD
Kevin Slowey, SP MIA
|Last 10 Games|
|Ian Stewart dealing with demotion|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart is still dealing with his recent demotion, according to MLB.com.
Stewart accepted a demotion to the minors but hasn't been playing. The team is making sure Josh Vitters gets ample playing time, which has relegated Stewart to backup duties in the minors. Stewart said, "I'm over the not being in the big leagues part, now I'm just trying to put some good games together."
Stewart is no longer on the team's 40-man roster and doesn't figure into their future plans. He says he's thought about life after baseball and has begun taking on a mentoring role for the team's minor leaguers.
|Ian Stewart's future with Cubs uncertain |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said he isn't sure if Ian Stewart will be part of the team's future plans, MLB.com reports. Stewart, who is no longer on the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment, is just 4 for 46 at the plate over 15 games for Triple-A Iowa and is listed behind Josh Vetters at third base on the Iowa depth chart.
"I'm not sure,” Hoyer said. “I hope there is. I do think there’s a lot of talent there. It’s been an unfortunate run with the injuries. He’s a left-handed hitter with power who plays good defense. I hope there’s a future here but at this point, it’s going to be about performance. We want him to perform."
|Ian Stewart taken off 40-man roster|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart cleared waivers on Wednesday and was assigned outright to Triple-A Iowa, MLB.com reports. He is no longer on the 40-man roster.
|Ian Stewart activated, sent to minors|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) The Cubs activated third baseman Ian Stewart (quadriceps) from the disabled list Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. Stewart had been rehabbing a strained left quad that kept him sidelined since Feb. 21.
Chicago will continue to use a rotation of Luis Valbuena and Cody Ransom at third base. The two have combined for seven homers in 28 games.
|Ian Stewart to remain in minors|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told MLB.com on Wednesday that Ian Stewart could be recertified to remain in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa. Players are limited to 20 days per rehab assignment. While Stewart's time expires on Friday, Epstein said that's a "soft deadline."
"He's had bumps and bruises along the way, getting hit by a pitch, and having some soreness," Epstein said of Stewart. "We'll just monitor it daily and see what he's doing. He didn't have a Spring Training, so we look at this [time] as Spring Training."
Stewart has gone just 4 for 40 (.100) with four RBI and 15 strikeouts for Triple-A.
"He doesn't have his timing," Epstein said. "He's not been performing that well and his timing isn't there yet. He needs to keep playing."
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|Ian Stewart was traded from the Rockies to the Cubs before the 2012 campaign and earned the opening day nod at third base for Chicago. He was not able to get much going at the plate, however, as he batted just .201 with five home runs and 17 RBI before wrist surgery ended his season in mid-June. The Cubs re-signed Stewart to a one-year deal in the offseason and he is expected to complete for the starting job again. He will have to beat out Luis Valbuena and youngster Josh Vitters but at age 27, the potential is still there to have the breakout campaign owners have been waiting for. Stewart has the potential to hit 20-plus homers and drive in runs but based on his .224 average over the last three seasons, plan on leaving him for the deepest of NL-only formats on Draft Day. (Updated 1/2/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Bronson Arroyo|
|5/25/13||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Homer Bailey|
|5/26/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/27/13||@ CHW||7:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/28/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|5/29/13||CHW||2:20 pm||John Danks|
|5/30/13||CHW||2:20 pm||Jake Peavy|