Friday, July 05, 2013

Welcome to the 'Topes, Ian Stewart!

I didn't want to alarm anyone here, so I figured I should make the headline "Welcome to the 'Topes" instead of "Welcome to the Blue".

Announced earlier today, via JonHeyman on twitter, is news that recently released infielder Ian Stewart has been signed by the Dodgers.

Now, before you get in to a tizzy, I should add that in all likelihood he is headed to Albuquerque instead of Los Angeles.  I've yet to find confirmation of this (save a notice on NBC Roto-World), but I would be surprised if he was signed to replace anyone on the current roster.  Instead, I think Stewart is a depth signing for the club.  We are a little weak at 3rd base right in the high-minors, so in order to provide some insurance against a major injury Stewart was signed to come in as a just-in-case measure.  Besides, the man has shown some power at the plate, so he is certainly worth a try.

Below are his career stats, via Baseball Reference:

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