Yanks acquire Stewart from White Sox
Minor League catcher played for New York briefly in 2008
TAMPA, Fla. -- In search of additional organizational catching insurance, the Yankees re-acquired Chris Stewart from the White Sox on Sunday in exchange for future considerations.
Stewart, 27, was obtained in a Minor League transaction from Chicago's Triple-A Charlotte roster. He will report to the Yankees' Major League camp on Tuesday.
A Yankee briefly in 2008, Stewart was summoned to the big leagues in April when Jorge Posada left the club to have his weakened right shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews, but Stewart spent only three days with the club.
Stewart's contract was purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 28, and he appeared in one game, going 0-for-3 in a loss to the Tigers on April 29. Stewart was optioned to Triple-A on April 30, when the Yankees signed veteran Chad Moeller to a Major League deal, having cleared waivers after being designated for assignment.
Stewart hit .279 (76-for-272) with 19 doubles, two home runs and 24 RBIs in 86 games at Triple-A in 2008. With Posada and Jose Molina in place on the big league roster, Stewart joins Kevin Cash and Francisco Cervelli among the catchers standing by in New York's farm system.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.