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Mets' DJ Stewart: Reassigned to minors camp
Stewart was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Mets on Saturday.
Stewart joined the Mets on a minor-league deal in February with an invite to spring training. The 2015 first-round pick gave it a good run to make the Opening Day roster out of camp, batting .370 with a 1.195 OPS over 35 plate appearances in the Grapefruit League. It seems likely that Stewart will be an everyday option for Triple-A Syracuse to begin the minor-league campaign.... See More ... See Less
Mets' DJ Stewart: Making late push in camp
Stewart went 4-for-4 in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, hitting for the cycle and driving in four runs.
The seventh-inning homer off Chris Stratton was Stewart's first of the spring, but the former Oriole has been taking advantage of every opportunity he's gotten in camp, going 10-for-22 (.455) with a 7:6 BB:K. If Brandon Nimmo (ankle) ends up beginning the regular season on the injured list, Stewart might squeak onto the 26-man roster, but he appears to be behind Tim Locastro in that battle. As a veteran player on an NRI, however, Stewart's hot bat could earn the 29-year-old a look from a team with a bigger need for outfield depth if he doesn't make the cut for the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Mets' DJ Stewart: Signs minor-league deal
Stewart signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Tuesday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
Stewart went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in very limited action at the MLB level last season with the Orioles, but the 2015 first-round pick did at times flash impressive raw power during his time in Baltimore. He figures to act as organizational outfield depth for the Mets at Triple-A Syracuse to begin the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
DJ Stewart: Opts for free agency
Stewart elected free agency Thursday, per Triple-A Norfolk's transaction log.
Stewart spent the majority of his season with Norfolk, where he had a .256/.390/.488 across 105 plate appearances. He experienced moderate success at the big-league level in 2020, when he maintained an .810 OPS. However, he has struggled since and may have to settle for a minor-league deal heading into 2023.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Makes return at Triple-A
Stewart (undisclosed) has gone 2-for-11 with a home run, three walks, four RBI and three runs in his five games since returning from Triple-A Norfolk's 7-day injured list Tuesday.
Stewart was sidelined for approximately two and a half weeks due to the unspecified issue. After being dropped from the Orioles' 40-man roster earlier this season, the 28-year-old outfielder will face an uphill battle to make it back to the big leagues regardless of how he performs at Norfolk the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Lands on injured list
Stewart (undisclosed) is on the 7-day minor-league injured list at Triple-A Norfolk.
Stewart has played just once for Norfolk since he was designated for assignment by the Orioles. There are no further details on the nature of his injury.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Clears waivers
The Orioles outrighted Stewart to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.
Stewart will remain in the organization since none of MLB's other 29 teams were willing to put in a waiver claim on the 28-year-old outfielder after the Orioles designated him for assignment a week ago. He should get the chance to play regularly for Norfolk, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot may make it difficult for him to resurface with the big club this season.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: DFA'd by Baltimore
Stewart was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Tuesday.
Stewart was sent to Triple-A Norfolk shortly after Opening Day and has now lost his spot on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old should remain at Norfolk if he passes through waivers unclaimed.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Sent down Sunday
Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Stewart appeared off the bench in each of the first three games of the season and went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. He played in 100 games for the major-league club last year, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him rejoin the Orioles as outfield depth at some point.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Secures roster spot
Manager Brandon Hyde confirmed Wednesday that Stewart will be included on the Orioles' Opening Day roster, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
A bruised left hand limited Stewart to just six Grapefruit League games, but the 28-year-old was able to get in a sufficient amount of at-bats in during the spring for the Orioles to feel comfortable bringing him north for the start of the season. He'll likely serve as the Orioles' fourth outfielder and probably won't be in store for more than a couple starts per week while all of Cedric Mullins, Anthony Santander and Austin Hays are healthy and available.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Rejoins lineup
Stewart (hand) will start in right field and bat sixth in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.
Stewart will check back into Baltimore's spring lineup for the first time since March 23 after a bruised left hand kept him idle for the past two weeks. He was able to complete a live batting practice session Sunday without incident, so the hand doesn't look as though it's bothering him to a significant degree as Opening Day approaches. Assuming Stewart experiences no setbacks over the Orioles' final three exhibition contests, he'll likely break camp with the club as a reserve outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Expected back Monday
Stewart (hand) is expected to be included in the lineup Monday for the Orioles' Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart was expected to make his return to the starting nine at some point this weekend, but the Orioles instead opted to have him take at-bats against some of the organization's minor-league pitchers Sunday. Assuming his bruised left hand responds well to the activity, Stewart should return to big-league camp Monday and slot back into the lineup for the first time since March 23. Stewart still has a shot at making the Orioles' Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Could join lineup over weekend
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that he's hopeful Stewart (hand) can rejoin the Grapefruit League lineup in two or three days, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Hyde expressed optimism about Stewart's chances of breaking camp with the big club after he took part in some light hitting Wednesday. Stewart continues to sport a protective wrap on his left hand after he was struck by a pitch one week ago, and as long as he avoids any setbacks while ramping up the intensity of his swinging in the next couple days, he looks like he could be back in the spring lineup by the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Likely to face pitching Tuesday
Stewart (hand) is expected to take live batting practice Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart didn't experience any setbacks with his bruised left hand after hitting off a tee Sunday, so he'll take another step forward by facing off against pitchers two days later. If all goes well, Stewart could rejoin the Orioles' Grapefruit League lineup as soon as Wednesday against the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Taking swings Sunday
Stewart (hand) is scheduled to resume swinging a bat Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart suffered a contusion on his left hand when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday, but X-rays came back negative and he's back to taking swings Sunday. The 28-year-old could undergo a CT scan if his recovery stalls, but for now he should still be considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Day-to-day with bruised hand
Stewart is considered day-to-day after he was diagnosed with a bruised left hand Thursday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Stewart underwent an X-ray after he was hit by a pitch on his left hand in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. The 28-year-old shouldn't miss significant time and will compete for a roster spot once he returns to full health.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Slated for X-ray
Stewart will undergo an X-ray on his left hand Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart got hit on his knuckle by a pitch in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday against the Yankees, and he was unable to finish the game. He went 1-for-3 with a strikeout prior to leaving Wednesday's matchup, and the results of his X-ray should provide a better idea of the severity of his injury.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Exits after HBP
Stewart was removed from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees in the top of the sixth inning after he was hit by a pitch on his left hand, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Stewart appeared to be in considerable pain after being hit by a pitch on a swing, and he was immediately removed from the game. It's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time as he competes for a role with Baltimore this spring.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Starting Friday's spring game
Stewart (knee) is batting second as the designated hitter for Friday's spring game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Stewart battled a sore knee through the second half of 2021 and finished the campaign on the injured list, but he's in the lineup for Baltimore's first spring training game this year. The 28-year-old struggled last year, hitting .204/.324/.374 with 12 home runs, 39 runs and 33 RBI in 318 plate appearances during his first full season in the majors. He isn't guaranteed to have a significant role in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' DJ Stewart: Nearly ready to run
Stewart (knee) is expected to begin running by the end of November, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Stewart underwent knee surgery at the end of the season. Reports at the time indicated he should be ready for spring training, and he remains on track. He'll begin baseball activity in January.... See More ... See Less
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