1 Updates
MLB: Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart Suspended For Twitter Rant
Photo Credit: Getty Images

MLB: Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart Suspended For Twitter Rant

Jun 11 2013, 8:35pm CDT | by

Chicago Cubs' Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart was suspended without pay for his Twitter rant about his status in the organization.

The Chicago Cubs' Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart was suspended without pay by the organization for his Twitter rant about this status in the organization.  Pat Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

MLB: Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart Suspended For Twitter Rant

Jun 11 2013, 8:35pm CDT | by

Chicago Cubs' Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart was suspended without pay for his Twitter rant about his status in the organization.

The Chicago Cubs' Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart was suspended without pay by the organization for his Twitter rant about this status in the organization. 

Pat Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports Cubs president Theo Epstein referred to Stewart's violation of the "loyalty clause" of his contract. So far, the number of games involving the suspension haven't been announced, but will be determined after the legal aspects have been settled. 

Sullivan says Stewart's agent has called for his client's release, which the player himself suggested during a late night tweet. Epstein said the Cubs have begun conversations to "negotiate" a settlement in which Stewart will be allowed to become a free agent. 

ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine confirms the two sides are talking about an agreement that would allow Stewart to leave the organization and give the Cubs some economic relief from over $1 million left on his contract that called for $2 million in 2013. 

Cubs general manager said Stewart's actions were unprofessional. 

"What he did was really unprofessional and there are going to be consequences."

The 28-year-old Stewart played Monday night for Triple-A Iowa. A fan asked him on Twitter when he'll go back to Chicago, to which he replied, "Probably never." 

When another peson suggested he quit baseball, Stewart tweeted "Why should I quit?  I'm making 2 mil in AAA like you would give that up by quitting."

He was also asked if he would be called back up to the Cubs if Luis Valbuena went on the DL. Stwewart's tweet was "I honestly believe if Valbuena were to get hurt cubs wouldn't call me back up just MHO."

Stewart also added: "I said that because the cubs are done with me...there going to let me rott in AAA all season and then non tender me after."

Additionally, he also put the blame on Cubs manager Dale Sveum via Twitter.

"I think Dale Doesn't like me and He's running the show."

Stewart has spent part of the last seven years in the majors and is a career .232 hitter. The Associated Press reports he is currently hitting .164 with four home runs in 39 games to go along with six errors at third base for Iowa. 

He started the year on the disabled list with a quadriceps injury. The Cubs eventually optioned him to Iowa, placing him on waivers and taking him off the 40-man roster. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Messi to miss friendly against Germany for injury
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Argentina football captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany Wednesday due to a groin strain, La Liga giants Barcelona confirmed Monday.
 
 
Deschamps calls up Barca new boy for Koscielny's absence
Paris, Sep 1 (IANS) The French Football Federation confirmed Monday that Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny has been forced to skip this week's international friendlies of France with a head injury.
 
 
Real Madrid agree loan deal for Man-U's Hernandez
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed a deadline day signing Monday with a loan deal to take Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez to the club.
 
 
Feyenoord attract Ajax goalkeeper Vermeer
The Hague, Sep 1 (IANS) On the final day of the Dutch football transfer market Feyenoord bought goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer from long-time rivals Ajax for around one million euros.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence hit headlines Sunday when intimate snaps of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Three children, teacher killed in China school stabbing
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A stabbing spree in a Chinese school has left three children and a teacher dead Monday. Chen Yanfu, 43, who was upset that his daughter was not allowed to register at the school, rampaged through...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jennifer Aniston eases exercise regime
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston, who admits she's "eased up" her workout regime, says it's important to take time off from working hard in the gym to simply enjoy life sometimes. The 45-year-old,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment
Abuja, Sep 2 (IANS) Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday. The drug named Favipiravir and developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Miley Cyrus: The internet is more damaging than drugs
Miley Cyrus thinks the internet ''hurts your brain'' more than drugs. The 21-year-old singer believes social media - such as Facebook and Instagram - causes more damage to your mental health than smoking cannabis. She...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Britney Spears in contact with ex-boyfriend from 6 years ago
Britney Spears is reportedly in contact with her ex-boyfriend from six years ago. The 'Piece of Me' hitmaker only split from her beau David Lucado last week after it emerged he'd allegedly cheated on her and now the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Joan Rivers may end up 'as a vegetable' or in 'wheelchair'
Joan Rivers' doctors fear she may end up ''as a vegetable'' or ''needing a wheelchair'' after she suffered a cardiac arrest last week. The 81-year-old comedienne's relatives are reportedly preparing themselves for the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kate Upton will 'pursue anyone' who shares naked photos of her
Kate Upton's lawyer will ''pursue anyone'' who shares naked pictures of her. Nude photographs of the 22-year-old model were reportedly leaked online after her mobile phone's online storage system iCloud was allegedly...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'
Kiev, Sep 1 (IANS) Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a "war". "A great war came at our...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
IS slogan found on school walls in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) Slogans praising Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) were found on the walls of some schools in the Saudi Arabia capital following Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's call for coordinated...
Read more on Politics Balla