Found March 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
As the Chicago Cubs focus on Starlin Castro and make sure he is not significantly injured, the team is also hoping to get Ian Stewart back.  The Cubs' third baseman suffered a setback and has been focusing on getting back on the field since.  Now, it looks like he is making decent progress. Stewart is progressing nicely in his recovery and is practicing dry swings says Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.  The club hopes to get him back into the lineup soon and get him some spring at-bats.  Of course, they do not want to rush him back because they'll need him healthy for the 2013 season. Stewart came over to the Cubs from the Colorado Rockies in a trade after the 2011 season.  He was granted free agency by the Cubs after last season, but the team agreed to bring him back on a one-year deal. Stewart hit .201/.292/.335 in 55 games for the Cubs last season.  Injuries plagued him for much of the season.  While Stewart has never been known as a heavy hitter, he did perform better in Colorado (not surprising considering the environment).  Overall in his career, Stewart is a .232/.319/.417 hitter. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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