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04/02/2006 3:59 PM ET
Rockies set Opening Day roster
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Full Rockies roster (pdf)

DENVER -- The Rockies made several moves official this morning to set the club's Opening Day 25-man roster.

The club has selected left-handed pitcher Tom Martin, catcher Miguel Ojeda, and infielder Jason Smith from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the roster for these players, the club has designated both left-handed pitcher Jaime Cerda and right-handed pitcher Mike Esposito for assignment. The Rockies have 10 days to trade, release or outright both Cerda and Esposito to the minor leagues.

The Rockies have placed right-handed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29, with a strained right hamstring. The team has also placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 24, with a right shoulder strain. Colorado will open the season with a franchise-record 7 players on the disabled list, surpassing the previous high of 5 in 1996, 2003, and 2005.

Below is a listing of the 2006 Opening Day roster. A link to the full roster is at the top of this release.

Right-handed pitchers:
Aaron Cook, David Cortes, Zach Day, Mike DeJean, Josh Fogg, Jason Jennings, Sun-Woo Kim, Jose Mesa

Left-handed pitchers:
Jeff Francis, Brian Fuentes, Ray King, Tom Martin

Catchers:
Danny Ardoin, Miguel Ojeda

Infielders:
Garrett Atkins, Clint Barmes, Jamey Carroll, Todd Helton

Outfielders:
Choo Freeman, Luis Gonzalez, Brad Hawpe, Matt Holliday, Eli Marrero, Jason Smith, Cory Sullivan

15-Day disabled list (5):
RHP Scott Dohmann (viral infection)
RHP Byung-Hyun Kim (strained right hamstring)
OF Jorge Piedra (plantar fasciitis)
OF Ryan Shealy (right elbow strain)
C Yorvit Torrealba (right shoulder strain)

60-Day disabled list (2):
RHP Chin-hui Tsao (recovery from shoulder surgery)
INF Josh Wilson (broken toe)

The Rockies begin the season with 40 players on the club's 40-man roster.

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