DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Rockies called up Ian Stewart from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday and placed infielder Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list.
Stewart was scheduled to make his major league debut against the Chicago Cubs, starting at third base. The 22-year-old was hitting .304 with 15 home runs and 65 RBIs for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
``We're bringing up a guy that's done a good job and has some barrel to his bat,'' Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. ``He's been on a nice run, and he seemed to be the fit for the time. Whether the opportunity is short or long, we'll figure that out as we go along.''
Baker was hit in the head with a pitch by Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis on Friday night. Baker suffered a mild concussion and a cut on his cheek.
``That's as good as we could have hoped for with the circumstances we're dealing with,'' Hurdle said of Baker's injury. ``Anytime you see that happen, you go to a scary place. He's pretty resilient.''

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?
Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?

MLB Team Pages