Dexter Fowler 21 | Center Field

Houston Astros

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Thu. July 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Fowler (intercostal strain) has "a long way to go" before returning to the Astros lineup, MLB.com's Brian McTaggert reports. "With this type of injury, it can clear up quickly and it also tends to linger," general manager Jeff Luhnow stated. "We're going to take it easy until there's no symptoms, and then we'll send him out on rehab." Impact: Fowler has been on the disabled list since June 27 due to a right intercostal strain, and the original hope was to have him back in the lineup at the beginning of the second half. The center fielder has been unable to participate in core baseball activities, however, which has so far caused an absence much longer than anticipated. The Astros clearly don't want to rush him along, as intercostal strains tend to flare up again if not allowed the proper time to heal. It sounds as if they'll wait until Fowler is fully free of any lingering pain, at which point he'll likely be sent on a rehab assignment. Considering he's now missed nearly a month, he could need up to a week in the minors to get his timing back, depending on how he performs in the early games. This could mean a mid-August return for Fowler, leaving him just enough time to help fantasy owners with their playoff push.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Fowler (back) is not going to be activated Tuesday and will instead need a rehab assignment whenever he's ready, the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reports. Impact: He has yet to begin baseball activities, so it would seem he's not that close to returning to the Astros. Once he begins baseball activities and is then sent out on a rehab assignment, we'll have a better idea of when he could be back with the big-league club.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 17, 2014
News: Fowler (back) will not be activated from the DL in advance of Friday's series with the White Sox, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. Impact: The Astros were expected to welcome back Fowler to the lineup immediately after the All-Star break, but manager Bo Porter said the outfielder wasn't quite ready for a return to action. The manager did mention that Fowler is considered day-to-day at this point, so no big setback seems to be in play.(RotoWire, )
Dexter Fowler
2014 Season
AVG
.270
HR
6
RBI
24
RUNS
43
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 190  Age: 28
Bats: S  Throws: R
Born: 3/22/1986, Atlanta, Georgia
College: None
Debut: 2008
Salary: $7,850,000
Injury Status
6/27/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Right intercostal strain)