When a fan on Twitter congratulated him for a good game Monday and asked when the Cubs might call him back up to the majors, Stewart responded, “Probably never.”
According to Sports Illustrated, Stewart, whose Twitter account has apparently been deleted, offered this explanation: “I meant they might as well release since I have no shot of a call up….let me sign elsewhere.”
Mashable logged this tweet as well, in response to a fan who asked Stewart why he doesn’t just quit: “Why would I quit? I’m making 2 mill in AAA like u would give that up by quitting.” Stewart went on to retweet someone who said the Cubs had “terrible leadership,” and said he didn’t think Cubs manager Dale Sveum liked him.
For the Cubs’ part, team President Theo Epstein said he wishes Stewart the best, but that the team had to take disciplinary action.