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Cubs agree to 1-year deal with Stewart

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  • Ian Stewart his 5 home runs in 55 games last season for the Cubs before having surgery on his left wrist. Stewart and Cubs officials agreed to a one-year deal on Monday.

    Ian Stewart his 5 home runs in 55 games last season for the Cubs before having surgery on his left wrist. Stewart and Cubs officials agreed to a one-year deal on Monday.
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By Daily Herald News Services

While he spent much of the season on the injured list, the Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with infielder Ian Stewart, team officials announced Monday.

Stewart is guaranteed $2 million if he makes the opening-day roster and can earn another $500,000 in incentives, according to The Associated Press.

The Cubs also agreed to a two-year deal with right-handed pitcher Chang-Yong Lim. Lim's minor league contract does not require a 40-man roster spot, according to report by Cubs.com.

The 27-year-old Stewart batted just .201 last season in limited action (55 games) after having season-ending surgery on his left wrist on July 10. He had 5 home runs and 17 RBI before being placed on the disabled list June 14.

Stewart was acquired by the Cubs from the Colorado Rockies as part of a four-player trade on Dec. 8, 2011. To make room for Stewart on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau was designated for assignment.

A reliever, Lim has pitched 17 seasons in Korea and in Japan and is recovering from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.

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