Stewart makes Rockies opening day roster
Third baseman Ian Stewart has made the Colorado Rockies’ 25-man
opening day roster.
Stewart homered twice in a minor league game Wednesday night,
when he was testing a troublesome left hamstring that could have
landed him on the disabled list to start the season.
With Stewart avoiding the DL, there was no room on the roster
for outfielder Willy Taveras as the Rockies stuck with just four
Right-hander Aaron Cook was placed on the 15-day DL (retroactive
to March 22) with a broken right pointer finger, which he slammed
into a door early in spring training, leading to Esmil Rogers
securing the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
And Jose Morales beat out Mike Pagnozzi for the backup catcher
job behind Chris Iannetta.