Ian Stewart makes opening day roster

Updated: March 31, 2011, 2:41 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- 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 outfielders.

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.


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