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21 Dexter Fowler CF
Height/Weight: 6-4/190 | Birthdate: 3/22/1986 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 53/25 | Average Draft Position: 242.12
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Dexter Fowler back in lineup for Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler has returned to the starting lineup Wednesday in Toronto after being sidelined since Friday with a stomach virus. He will man his usual leadoff spot.

Fowler was off to a sizzling start before losing time to the illness. He had six hits in 12 at-bats with two doubles, one triple and one home run.


Dexter Fowler returns to action Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler returned to action Tuesday, going 0 for 1 in a pinch-hit appearance and remaining in to close out his team's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays in center field.

Fowler has ben battling a stomach virus over the last five days, but he participated in pregame workouts Tuesday and looks to be nearly over the bug. He should be able to return to the starting lineup Wednesday.


Dexter Fowler hopes to play Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler hopes to return to the lineup Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"Today’s the first day I feel like I have some strength to do anything," Fowler said Tuesday. "I think (returning Wednesday) is what we’re looking at. Hopefully I’ll be back in there … It’s just dependent on how today goes."

Fowler has been out since Friday due to a stomach virus, which has prevented him from eating regular meals until Tuesday. He shouldn't miss too much more time.


Dexter Fowler taking part in pregame activities


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler, who is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, will take part in pregame activities, including hitting and running, the Houston Chronicle reports.

It'll be the first time Fowler has participated in pregame activities since going to the hospital Friday with a case of gastroenteritis. He's inching his way back to a return. Fowler has opened the season 6 for 12 with one home run.


Dexter Fowler sitting again Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday. 

Fowler returned to the team's clubhouse Monday, but said he still wasn't 100 percent. Fowler needs to build up his strength after dealing with a bout of gastroenteritis recently. He wasn't able to eat much the past few days while dealing with the illness. 


Dexter Fowler hasn't been able to eat for three days


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler said he hasn't been able to eat the past three days, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Fowler has been sidelined with a bout of gastroenteritis, and has been held out of the past four games due to the illness. While he returned to the clubhouse Monday, he will still need some time before he's 100 percent. The illness could leave him weak for a few days, and he may need to build up his strength once he's declared ready to go.


Dexter Fowler still being held out Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler is not in the lineup again Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle

Fowler is back in the clubhouse Monday, but will not play. The fact that he's with the club could signal he's nearing a return to action. He's still not considered 100 percent, however. 


Dexter Fowler sidelined a third straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler was out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Angels for a third straight game as he continues to deal with a case of gastroenteritis.

Fowler was unable to show up at the park Sunday, as he will still recovering at home, per The Houston Chronicle. Manager Bo Porter said he was unsure if Fowler will be recovered in time to join the team at the start of its six-game road trip, starting Tuesday in Toronto.


Dexter Fowler checks out of hospital, still doubtful for Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler, who was admitted to the hospital on Friday with a case of a case of gastroenteritis, checked out of the hospital on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fowler is expected to be at the ballpark on Sunday, but remains doubtful for the series finale against the Angels, according to the paper. He has missed the last two games due to the ailment after starting the season with six hits, including four for extra bases, in 12 at-bats for a .500 average.


Dexter Fowler out again for Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) A stomach ailment has sidelined hot-hotting Astros center fielder and leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler for the second straight game. He will not play start Saturday against the Angels.

Fowler has opened the season with six hits, including four for extra bases, in 12 at-bats for a .500 average.


Dexter Fowler sidelined by illness Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels due to a stomach illness.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Fowler visited a doctor and then went home, and is not at the park for Friday's game. He is day to day moving forward, with the Astros set to play again Saturday.


Dexter Fowler homers, triples in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler led off Wednesday's game against the Yankees with a home run and also added a triple in his team's 3-1 win, scoring two runs in the 2-for-4 performance.

Fowler also went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's debut, scoring two runs as the Astros won their opener. He's not going to hit .500 and score two runs every game, but he could enjoy a breakout season despite moving out of Colorado.


Dexter Fowler records second hit of the spring in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler, who was scratched Wednesday due to neck stiffness, returned to action Saturday against the Yankees in Grapefruit League play.

Fowler went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts. He has two hits and two RBI in his first 11 at-bats.

Dexter Fowler set to return to game action on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) The return of Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler has been pushed back a day, per MLB.com. He was expected to come back from a stiff neck Friday against Washington, but Bo Porter did not want him to experience a long bus ride. Fowler will instead play Saturday against the Yankees.

Fowler was the plum addition for the Astros in the offseason, though his production dropped in 2013 with Colorado. His batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage were all significantly down from 2012.


Dexter Fowler slated to return Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler, who was scracthed Wednesday due to neck stiffness, is expected to return to the lineup Friday against the Nationals, MLB.com reports. Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats last year.

Dexter Fowler scratched from Wednesday's lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has been scratched from the team's lineup Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Fowler is dealing with neck stiffness. The team just wants to be cautious with Fowler, and doesn't want the injury to become a more serious issue. Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats last year.


Dexter Fowler ready to hit leadoff


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler should hit leadoff this season, according to the Houston Chronicle

Fowler is one of the few established major leaguers on the club, and doesn't have to worry about his role. "I’m hitting leadoff and (I’ll) play some centerfield and just go out and hopefully I’ll play every day,” Fowler said. He added that he's hoping to play all 162 games this year. 

Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats last season.


Dexter Fowler headed to Houston


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/3/2013) The Astros acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Rockies Tuesday in exchange for starting pitcher Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes. Fowler had been rumored to be on the move all offseason, drawing interest from the Mariners, Royals and Cardinals.

Fowler got off to a great start in 2013, hitting .305 with eight homers, four steals and a 1.032 OPS in April, but he struggled with injuries -- most notably to his wrist and knee -- the rest of the way, hitting .250 with four homers, 15 steals and a .700 OPS.


Mariners considering Matt Kemp, Dexter Fowler


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) The Mariners are considering adding outfielder Matt Kemp and Dexter Fowler via trade, according to FoxSports.com.

Both players are rumored to be available, and are on the M's wish list. Kemp hit .270/.328/.395 in an injury-riddled 263 at-bats. Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats.


Dexter Fowler being dangled for Royals relievers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Rockies may consider dealing outfielder Dexter Fowler for Royals relief pitchers, according to the Kansas City Star.

The team is considering Aaron Crow or Tim Collins. Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats. Crow had a 3.38 ERA in 48 innings. Collins had a 3.54 ERA in 53 1/3 innings.


Rockies will listen on Dexter Fowler


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) The Rockies are willing to listen to offers for Dexter Fowler, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

There have been some rumors the Rockies might deal Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez, but they've been adament both players are staying. Fowler, however, could be had at the right price. The Cardinals have reportedly inquired on Fowler, though shortstop remains their biggest need. Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats. 


Rockies signaling possible interest in trading Dexter Fowler


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/20/2013) The Denver Post reports that the Rockies have spoken with left fielder Carlos Gonzalez about moving to center field next season, leaving the future of incumbent center fielder Dexter Fowler in question. Fowler has been the team's primary center fielder for the last five seasons.

Entering the final season of a two-year deal, Fowler is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season, so the Rockies may be looking to deal him either this offseason or during the regular season next year.


Dexter Fowler may sit the rest of the season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler may sit out the rest of the season, according to the Denver Post

Fowler intially twisted his knee August 26, and has been trying to play through it. Manager Walt Weiss said Fowler had a bit of a setback, and would likely not return. Fowler is hitting .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats.


Dexter Fowler struggling with lateral movement


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler has continued to struggle with his lateral movement after injuring his knee in late August, MLB.com reports. Fowler has made just three starts since the injury on Aug. 26.

"It hasn't changed a whole lot," manager Walt Weiss said Friday. "I think he's getting better, but to make a start and go out there for nine innings and be able to run left and right and run the bases -- still not there yet."

Fowler will likely continue to serve as a pinch hitter for the remainder of the season.


Dexter Fowler remains out


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals.

Fowler had been limited by a knee injury, though he has been able to pinch hit this week. He's hitting .265/.371/.410 in 412 at-bats.