Ian Stewart misses game after being hit in nose by daughter

Ian-Stewart-CubsAfter spending 2013 in the minor leagues, Ian Stewart is attempting to earn a place on the major league roster of the Los Angeles Angels this spring.

Looking to revive his career, Stewart spent time during the offseason working with Hall of Famer Rod Carew on his swing. Last year, Stewart hit just .171 in 67 games at the Triple-A level. The previous season he posted a .201 average in 55 games with the Chicago Cubs.

Stewart has the opportunity over the next few weeks to show improvement at the plate and earn a backup infield position with the Angels. Unfortunately, he was unable to apply what he’s learned in a game setting on Monday.

Scheduled to start at first base, Stewart was removed from the lineup to have his nose examined. The reason? He was hit there by his daughter.

If you’re keeping track of this year’s odd spring training injuries, this can be placed alongside the one suffered by Jake Peavy as a result of a fishing knife accident.

Ian Stewart goes on whiny rant about being stuck in minors with Chicago Cubs

Ian-Stewart-CubsWhatever chance Ian Stewart had of being recalled to the majors by the Chicago Cubs prior to Monday night has probably slipped away. The once-promising young infielder was sent from the Colorado Rockies to Chicago last year, and he hit just .201 in 55 games with the Cubs. Stewart now appears to be stuck in the minors.

The 28-year-old is hitting .165 with the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate in Iowa this year. On Tuesday night, he took to Twitter to vent about how the Cubs have no interest in calling him up and how manager Dale Sveum doesn’t like him. It all started when a follower asked him when he would be called back up to the majors.

Stewart then began getting bashed by some other followers, who were quick to point out that he is making $2 million this season to play in the minors. He acknowledged that he is making a lot of money but began complaining about how the Cubs and Sveum have it out for him.

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