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The oft-injured Ian Stewart is healthy but currently assigned to Triple-A. He's clearly frustrated about playing in the minors, but Stewart let that frustration boil over on Twitter. When Stewart essentially attacked the organization, he violated the loyalty clause of his contract, thus allowing the Chicago Cubs to suspend him.
Stewart was asked when he thought he would be promoted back to the Cubs' 25-man roster. He responded and let loose his frustrations in an attack on the organization that was not severe, but enough to hurt his wallet. Hardball Talk quoted some of the tweets. Stewart has since deleted his Twitter account. Here was Stewart's response when asked about eventually being promoted back to the Majors:
“Probably never,” the third baseman wrote when a Twitter follower asked him when he was going to be promoted back to the major leagues. “The Cubs are done with me,” Stewart continued. “There [sic] going to let me rott [sic] in AAA all season and then non tender me after. … I think (manager Dale Sveum) doesn’t like me and he’s running the show.”
Stewart last played in the Majors in 2012 for the Cubs. He was traded by the Rockies to the Cubs in 2011, played out the 2012 season with Chicago, then he re-signed a one-year deal with Chicago. However, Chicago has kept him in Triple-A for the entire season. And Stewart is not helping his case at Triple-A.
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In 39 games, Stewart is hitting just .164/.279/.345 with the Iowa Cubs. That's not exactly how you earn a promotion back to the big leagues. Overall in his Major League career, Stewart is a .232/.319/.417 hitter.
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The Chicago Cubs have suspended IF Ian Stewart without pay for breach of contract (team loyalty). This according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times, who tweeted:
Stewart being suspended without pay, per loyalty clause, says Theo. term TBA.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) June 11, 2013
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He tweeted: ''...
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Prior to his suspension, it was clear that Chicago Cubs infielder Ian Stewart wasn't happy with his role with the team. He may not have to worry about this role much longer, as Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune report that the Cubs are "likely" to release Stewart.
Cubs likely to part with Stewart.
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 11, 2013
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