The Chicago Cubs signed infielder Ian Stewart on Monday.
The 27-year-old, who was limited to 55 games a year ago due to season-ending surgery on his wrist on July 10, hit .201 with five homers and 17 RBI.
Stewart was originally acquired by the Cubs from the Colorado Rockies as part of a four-player deal on Dec. 8, 2011.
He is a career .232 batter with 59 homers and 204 RBI in 487 career major league contests.
To make room for Stewart on the roster, Chicago designated left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau for assignment.