Chris Stewart Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

According to Robert Murray, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart had a successful knee scope this morning and he is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training. Stewart was placed on the 60-day disabled list last week, less than two weeks after returning from a 20-day rehab assignment in Altoona. He originally went on the DL on July 4th with left knee discomfort and spent five weeks rehabbing the injury before going on his minor league rehab assignment.

Stewart ended up playing just 34 games this season, hitting .214/.319/.286 in 113 at-bats. On defense, he started 26 times behind the plate, throwing out 27% of base runners, with two errors and four passed balls.

UPDATE 5:05 PM: The Pirates issued the following statement on Stewart today. Nothing new, just the official word from the team and confirmation that he will be ready to go when Spring Training starts:

Chris Stewart underwent arthroscopic surgery to his left knee. Surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews. The estimated time to recover is 6 to 8 weeks.