SOX NOTES: Stewart thrilled to be back
GLENDALE, Ariz. – When the Pittsburgh Pirates broke the news to pitcher Zach Stewart in January that he would be placed on waivers, the 26-year-old right-hander immediately started thinking where he might land.
Stewart hoped he would be picked up by an organization that holds its spring training in Arizona so he could commute from his home. But he didn’t expect to get another chance with the White Sox, who claimed him off waivers Jan. 24 after trading him last season.
“I was kind of surprised to be picked back up here,” Stewart said. “[Assistant general manager] Buddy Bell ended up calling me and telling me that they picked me back up and I was really excited and happy to hear the news.”