The Braves have designated catcher Chris Stewart for assignment, Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. To take Stewart’s 25-man roster spot, the team recalled infielder Rio Ruiz from Triple-A Gwinnett.
This is the second time this year the Braves have designated Stewart, whom they just brought back to the majors this past Wednesday. Atlanta has used the 36-year-old journeyman sparingly when he has been in the majors this season, as he has totaled just 16 plate appearances. Stewart has spent the majority of 2018 with Gwinnett, where he has batted just .209/.287/.269 line with no home runs in 152 trips to the plate. That line’s fairly similar to the .230/.297/.292 slash Stewart has put up across 1,333 major league PAs.