He sits lower on the Nationals' infield depth chart but he wanted to return to his hometown organization again.
Former Nationals outfielder (and former Cardinals pitcher) Rick Ankiel arrived at camp Tuesday to begin his duties as Washington's life skills coordinator.
The Nationals' newest starter will start the team's first spring training game Thursday evening against the Mets.
The veteran left-hander joined the team in Viera Monday, bolstering Washington's bullpen depth.
There are a handful of left-handed hitting non-roster invitees and Stewart hopes he emerges from that bunch.
Washington added depth to a healing corps of outfielders by signing the son of beloved Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.
Also, Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond take extra grounders together to work on double plays and timing.
The former all-star who dropped 40 pounds this offseason shares the smoothie recipes that helped him do it.
The Nationals' newest starter threw to hitters for the first time this spring without incident, but not without a song first.
Injuries ruined Jordan's chances at a permanent spot in the rotation last season, but the right-hander is ready to bounce back in 2015.