Cubs suspend Ian Stewart indefinitely following Twitter tirade
The Chicago Cubs suspended infielder Ian Stewart indefinitely without pay after he went on a Twitter rant Monday night in which he criticized the team for not calling him up and bragged about making seven figures in Triple-A, the team announced.
Stewart's agent, Larry Reynolds released a statement regarding the rant:
"I have spoken to both Ian and [president of baseball operations Theo Epstein] regarding Ian's tweets last night. Ian is very apologetic for venting his frustrations with his situation in that manner. He has apologized to the Cubs organization and does not want to be a further distraction. With that being said, if the Cubs don't have Ian in their plans, I feel it is in the best interests of both parties for the Cubs to release him and end this relationship."
BELLER: Fantasy baseball pitching report: Cubs staff unexpectedly solid Stewart, 28, is hitting .168 with five home runs in 40 games for the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate in Iowa. He is a .232 career hitter in six big league seasons, including last season with Chicago. He was batting .201 with five home runs and 17 RBIs before being sent to the minors.