Originally written May 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart is now officially active. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Stewart completed his 20-day rehab assignment on May 3, and the Cubs officially assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs. He began his rehab on April 13. #Cubs activate Stewart from DL, and he's optioned to Iowa — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 3, 2013 Stewart will remain in Triple-A for now. In 13 games, he is hitting just 4 for 44, which indicates he is not ready to return to the Majors. In Stewart’s stead, the Cubs have a platoon at third base hitting .233 but leading the National League in home runs at the position with seven. It is also fifth in RBI as play begins on May 6. Stewart has not played in the Majors since early 2012. He was returning from surgery to repair a wrist injury that hampered him since 2010 and caused him to miss most of last season. He spent the past offseason working with Hall of Famer Rod Carew to regain his swing. During Spring Training, however, Stewart strained his left quadriceps while running out a ground ball. The Cubs are in dire need of offense, but if third base is strong with the platoon of Luis Valbuena and Cody Ransom, then sticking with them is the right move. There is currently no set time for Stewart to rejoin the big club. Sources: Carrie Muskat, Cubs Activate Stewart, Send Him to Triple-A, cubs.mlb.com, May 3, 2013. Major League Baseball, Sortable Team Statistics – Third Base, mlb.mlb.com as of May 4, 2013.Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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