The W/BBL Technical Committee approved the change of the right-hander - who has been released from National duties - for spinner Liam Bowe.
Left-arm paceman Jackson Coleman has also been included in the 13-man squad, along with batsman Seb Gotch, while Rob Quiney and Evan Gulbis have been omitted from the squad.
Melbourne Stars squad v Melbourne Renegades at MCG
Saturday 6 January from 7.10pm, live broadcast on Network Ten
John Hastings (capt)