Stewart scratched with soreness in wrist

Stewart scratched with soreness in wrist

PITTSBURGH -- Third baseman Ian Stewart was scratched from Friday's lineup because of soreness in his left wrist, a situation that has been nagging him this season.

Stewart, who was batting .197 overall and .233 this month, was limited to 48 games last season with the Rockies because of injuries to his wrist and knee.

Stewart has not played since Monday, as the Cubs faced two left-handed pitchers in Houston. Manager Dale Sveum said that Stewart will be re-evaluated on Saturday.