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Stewart receives 10-game suspension

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The Cubs have suspended Ian Stewart for 10 games without pay after he tweeted frustrations with the team and manager Dale Sveum. Stewart served the first game of the suspension on Wednesday, but the Players Association is reportedly in the process of appealing.

Stewart had tweeted that Sveum didn't like him, and that's why Stewart was playing in the Minor Leagues and not in the Majors with the Cubs.

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The Cubs have suspended Ian Stewart for 10 games without pay after he tweeted frustrations with the team and manager Dale Sveum. Stewart served the first game of the suspension on Wednesday, but the Players Association is reportedly in the process of appealing.

Stewart had tweeted that Sveum didn't like him, and that's why Stewart was playing in the Minor Leagues and not in the Majors with the Cubs.

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"I think Dale doesn't like me and he's running the show," Stewart tweeted. "... there [sic] going to let me rott [sic] in AAA all season and then non tender me after."

Following Iowa's game on Tuesday, Stewart sent out three tweets apologizing for his remarks.

"I let my frustrations get the best of me and in no way want to be a distraction," he tweeted Tuesday.

He also tweeted that he was working every day to make it back to the Major Leagues.

Stewart is signed to a one-year, $2 million contract with Chicago.

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

 

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