TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pirates backup catcher Stewart likely having knee surgery

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates catcher Chris Stewart throws out a runner next to pitcher Gerrit Cole during a game against the Twins on March 12, 2014, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates catcher Chris Stewart throws out a runner next to pitcher Gerrit Cole during a game against the Twins on March 12, 2014, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates catcher Chris Stewart works behind the plate against the Twins on March 12, 2014, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates catcher Chris Stewart works behind the plate against the Twins on March 12, 2014, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates catcher Chris Stewart works behind the plate against the Twins on March 12, 2014, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates catcher Chris Stewart works behind the plate against the Twins on March 12, 2014, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:39 p.m.
 

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pirates backup catcher Chris Stewart is likely headed for surgery after injuring his knee March 12 against the Twins, according to the Pirates. Stewart, acquired in a trade from the Yankees this offseason, is scheduled to visit with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion this week and the Pirates stated surgery later in the week is likely.

“I wasn't aware (Stewart was hurt) until we asked him to stretch out one more at bat and he said ‘I think I'm good,'” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

Hurdle declined to offer an immediate timetable or description of the injury, but it's not believed to be season-ending.

“I'm not a doctor,” Hurdle said.

Stewart has not been in the Pirates' lineup since March 12. The club did not have an immediate timetable for Stewart's return on Monday but Tony Sanchez will now almost certainly be with the club on Opening Day as the reserve catcher. Stewart is the superior defender but Sanchez has a better bat.

“(Sanchez) caught a bulk of ballgames for us in a playoff race last year so I would have a comfort with that,” Hurdle said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates show depth in earning victory over Rockies; Polanco has big night
  2. Pirates notebook: Catcher Cervelli among ejection leaders
  3. Pirates notebook: Hurdle mulling rotation options
  4. Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 29, 2015
  5. Pirates turn nifty double play in 9th, edge Marlins
  6. Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 28, 2015