Ian Stewart’s on-again, off-again spring is off again – and it probably means the third baseman’s off the Opening Day roster.
“I don’t know if he’s got enough time,” manager Dale Sveum said Sunday as Stewart took a third day off because of continued quad soreness and was scheduled for another MRI on the injured area Monday. “It’ll be interesting.”
Stewart strained the quad running out a double in his first at-bats of the spring, in the Cubs’ Feb. 21 intrasquad game, and didn’t play again until batting five times as a DH in a minor-league game Thursday. He’s been sidelined since.
The Cubs can save $1.5 million of Stewart’s $2 million contract if he’s cut before the April 1 opener, but he’ll more likely open on the disabled list and get an extended shot at returning to the field.
Ian Stewart’s quad injury could keep third baseman off Cubs’ Opening Day roster
Chicago Sun-Times | Mar 17