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Stewart to rejoin team after All-Star break

Minnesota Twins: The Twins activated outfielder
Shannon Stewart from the disabled list on Sunday.

He'll join the team in Kansas City after the All-Star break.

Outfielder Michael Restovich was optioned to Triple-A Rochester
to make room.

Stewart developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot and hasn't
played since May 17. He spent the weekend on a rehabilitation
assignment with Rochester.

Acquired at the All-Star break from Toronto last year, Stewart
gave the Twins a big lift and led them to their second straight
division title. He finished fourth in the MVP voting and signed a
three-year, $18 million contract in December.

Stewart hit .287 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 129 at-bats
before the injury, and Minnesota's lineup has sorely missed him
since. The Twins are 10th in the AL in runs and 11th in batting
average.

Restovich has long been one of the organization's top prospects,
but manager Ron Gardenhire has had a tough time finding him playing
time. He hit .263, with five hits and two doubles in 16 games.

Chicago Cubs: Kerry Wood was activated from the 15-day
disabled list by the Cubs on Sunday in time to start the
final game before the All-Star break.

The Cubs also activated reliever Mike Remlinger, who was on the
DL with shoulder tendinitis since June 24.

Relievers Michael Wuertz and Jon Leicester were optioned to
Triple-A Iowa.

Wood, 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA, last pitched May 11 at Los Angeles.
He was out with triceps tendinitis.

Remlinger, 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 13 games, has been on the
disabled list twice this season.

Wuertz had a 6.75 ERA and no record in 20 games, and Leicester
was 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in eight games.