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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Yanks talking to Twitter terror Ian Stewart

By Andrew Marchand

The Yankees are talking to third baseman Ian Stewart about a minor-league deal, Buster Olney tweets.

Stewart was finally released by the Cubs because -- wait for it -- he went on a Twitter rant. The Cubs first suspended him for 10 games. ESPN Chicago wrote:

Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart is serving a 10-game suspension without pay for violating the loyalty clause in his contract, according to a team official. The 10-game suspension, which came after he ranted on Twitter on Monday about his status within the organization, began Wednesday.

Stewart was answering questions from fans online late Monday and was asked whether he would return to the Cubs soon. He responded "probably never" before following up with: "I said that be because the cubs are done With me....there (sic) going to let me Rott (sic) in AAA all season and then non tender me after."

He later added: "I meant they might as Well release since I have no shot of a call up....let me Sign elsewhere."

The left-handed hitting Stewart, 28, is a career .232 hitter, but does have some power to right.