From the Wire … Cubs Activate Stewart from DL, Option to Triple-A Iowa

As expected, the Cubs activated Ian Stewart from the 15-day DL on Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. Stewart has struggled during his rehab assignment with Iowa that expired on Friday.

In 13 games with Iowa, Ian Stewart is 4-for-44 with eight walks, one double, five runs scored, five RBI, 16 strikeouts and four errors.

The Cubs re-signed Ian Stewart to a one-year, $2 million contract that includes an incentive package worth an additional $500,000 less than a week after non-tendering him a contract. The Cubs placed Stewart on the DL with a left quad strain injury on March 31 retroactive to March 22.

Ian Stewart told the Des Moines Register that he did not feel he was ready to re-join the Cubs earlier in the week. With Stewart on an optional assignment, he will have all the time he needs.

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