Second opinion confirms Stewart's diagnosis

Second opinion confirms Stewart's diagnosis

CHICAGO -- Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic confirmed what the Cubs' medical staff diagnosed regarding third baseman Ian Stewart's left wrist, and that is that there is nothing structurally wrong.

Stewart, on the disabled list since June 13 with left wrist soreness, received a cortisone injection on the top of his hand, and the Cubs hope that helps him deal with the discomfort.

"This kind of thing is lingering but hopefully the cortisone shot in a different area will make a difference," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday.

Stewart, seeking a second opinion, was examined Monday at the clinic and is expected to rejoin the Cubs on Wednesday. The third baseman is hitting .201 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 55 games.