Chris Stewart has had his rehab work moved to Indianapolis, per an Indianapolis press release. The catcher had previously been rehabbing in Bradenton, recently catching seven innings in Bradenton on Wednesday.
I’m not sure what the schedule is for rehab for a catcher. For position players, the Pirates usually prefer two five inning games, two seven inning games, and two nine inning games. If that’s the case with Stewart, then he could only need three more rehab games until he’s ready. Of course three games isn’t a guarantee, since you need to factor his individual rehab, along with the possibility that catchers could take longer to rehab. At any rate, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in a little over a week, tops, which will bring up the interesting decision with Tony Sanchez.
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