Saluting roster-spot survivors: How do these guys stay in MLB?
JUN 24, 9:19a ET | Ben Lindbergh
Rotowire: Apr 1 / 12:48p ET
News: Stewart was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.
Impact: Stewart had been having a solid spring, slashing .286/.348/.548 with three homers in 20 games, but will now likely begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse. The 29-year-old could be in line for a promotion to the parent club at some point, but likely won't be much of a fantasy factor regardless.
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 9:31a ET
News: Stewart is having a solid spring at the plate, slashing .323/.400/.645 with three home runs in 31 at-bats; should Anthony Rendon's knee injury force him to open the season on the DL, Stewart could find himself on the 25-man roster.
Impact: Stewart would also offer some left-handed balance to a very right-handed lineup, but he's still a long shot to win a roster spot, given that he's not on the 40-man. None of the Nationals' other options at third base (primarily Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen) are showing anything at the plate this spring, though, so if he keeps hitting, Stewart will remain in the picture.