Dec 3 9:55a
The Pirates tendered Stewart a contract offer prior to Tuesday's deadline.
He's in the mix for playing time following Russell Martin's departure and Francisco Cervelli's inability to stay healthy throughout his career. Stewart batted .294 in 154 plate appearances in 2014 but totaled only five extra-base hits (all doubles) among his 40 hits. The career .228 batter is unlikely to hit anywhere near .300 once again in 2015.