The Chicago Cubs and Ian Stewart will try to find some common ground in ending their relationship, but in the meantime, Stewart will be suspended without pay for his critical tweets of the organization that included the third baseman claiming the team “might as well release” him.
The two sides are talking about an agreement that would allow Stewart to leave the organization and give the Cubs some economic relief from over $1 million left on his contract that called for $2 million in 2013.
“Sure, those conversations are taking place,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said.
Contracts such as Stewart’s are unbreakable unless the player is granted his outright release. Stewart had stated on his Twitter account that he would not ask for his release because of the money still owed.
“why would I quit? I’m making 2 mill in AAA like u would give that up by quitting,” Stewart tweeted.