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Cubs’ Stewart indefinitely suspended for Twitter rant

Third basemen Ian Stewart was indefinitely suspended Tuesday from the Chicago Cubs after he went on a lengthy Twitter rant dissing his the team, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Currently Stewart is playing in the minors for Triple-A Des Moines. But after his Monday tweets, its hard to see the Cubs calling him back up.

The team handed down the suspension because he violated the “loyalty clause” in his contract.

Some of his tweets include:

  • “why would I quit. I’m making 2 mill in AAA like u would give that up by quitting.”
  • “I meant they might as well release me since I have no shot at a call-up.”
  • “I think Dale [Sveum, manager of the Cubs,] doesn’t like me and he’s running the show.”
  • “going to let me ROTT (sic) in AAA all season and then non tender me after.”

Stewart was injured in spring training and his third base job with the Cubs was kept open for him.

Sveum responded to the news of Stewart’s suspension, saying that it’s “unfortunate that people have to vent their frustrations through social media”.

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