Stewart Grabs Another Glove
When spring training began, Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said he wanted to allowa chance to settle in offensively.
As a result, Hurdle said he was going to have Stewart play third base and left field.
Stewart seems to have settled in, and now Stewart’s horizons are expanding. Hurdle told Stewart on Monday to start working out at second base, according to FSN Rocky Mountain announcer Drew Goodman.
Jeff Huson, an FSN analyst who worked Monday’s game with Goodman, said Stewart took ground balls at second and worked on turning double plays during batting practice.
With Garrett Atkins at third base, Stewart’s natural position, and the Rockies loaded with left-handed-hitting outfielders, the idea of Stewart being able to play second would give Hurdle more chances to find playing time for Stewart, who would make the Rockies in a reserve role.
Stewart made his professional debut at second base a year ago when he started 12 games for the Rockies.