(CBS) On Monday night, seemingly frustrated with his position in Triple-A, Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart let the twitterverse know exactly how he felt.
Stewart, who has been in Triple-A working to recover from a quad injury suffered in spring training, said the Cubs were letting him “rot” in Iowa and they “might as well release me.”
Today on The McNeil and Spiegel Show, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer let Stewart know how the Cubs’ brass viewed his comments.
“I can tell you it was really unprofessional and there are going to be consequences,” Hoyer said. “That’s kind of the extent of what I’m going to say right now, but that’s the last thing in the world we want to be spending our time on.
“We spent our morning dealing with it. I can tell you of all the things that go on in this job, dealing with someone staying up late on Twitter and blasting the organization is about the last way in the world we want to spend our morning. It doesn’t exactly help the organization get better to spend the morning dealing with it.”
Responding to one of his followers who asked when he’d be back with the Cubs in Chicago, Stewart responded late Monday night with: “Probably never… I said that because the Cubs are done with me. There (sic) going to let me ROTT (sic) in AAA all season and then non tender me after.”
When one of his followers said he was “worthless” and should “quit baseball,” Stewart replied: “why would I quit. I’m making 2 mill in AAA like u would give that up by quitting.”
“It’s really hard because I do think there are a lot of great things about fans being able to follow players (on Twitter,)” Hoyer said. “There are a lot of positives there, but yeah, there are definitely some mornings when you wake up and you lay in bed reading Twitter and you see some things you wish you didn’t see.”