Cardinals place Fowler on DL with fractured foot, activate Wong
PITTSBURGH -- Dexter Fowler's difficult season has taken another downward turn as the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder has sustained a broken left foot.
Fowler was put on the 10-day disabled list prior to Saturday night's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Second baseman Kolten Wong was activated from the 10-day DL.
Fowler was removed in the eighth inning of Friday night's 7-6 loss to the Pirates. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Fowler was injured earlier in the game when he fouled a ball off the foot.
Mozeliak on Fowler's injury: "Hopefully for him, it allows him to get to a spot where we can focus on probably next year. It's not to say we won't see him this year, but obviously the clock's running out." #STLCards pic.twitter.com/8ckRNrib5O
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Fowler is hitting just .180 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs in 90 games during the second year of an $82.5-million, five-year contract.
Wong had been out since July 22 with left knee inflammation. He is hitting .216 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 91 games.