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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%: 47/3 | Average Draft Position: 241.58
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Dexter Fowler may not be back until August


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler continues to make slow progress in his recovery from a right intercostal strain, and will likely not be back from the disabled list until after the July 31 trade deadline, MLB.com reports Thursday.

Fowler was eligible to be reinstated on Tuesday, but has yet to be cleared for baseball activities. He'll likely need a rehab stint in the minors before manager Bo Porter brings him back to the majors.

Dexter Fowler has yet to resume baseball activities


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has yet to be cleared to resume baseball activities, and will not be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle on Sunday.

Fowler, who is working his way back from an intercostal injury, will need to play in rehab games before he is back from the DL. Manager Bo Porter indicated that it could come as early as next weekend.

Dexter Fowler on track to return next weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler will likely be reinstated from the disabled list as early as next weekend's home series against the Marlins, manager Bo Porter told MLB.com on Friday.

Fowler has been travelling with the team to receive treatment on his intercostal injury. Before the injury, he batted .270/.377/.396 over 285 at-bats. 


Dexter Fowler will need more time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler will need more time to return from his intercostal injury, according to the Houston Chronicle

Manager Bo Porter said Fowler is "day-to-day" but is "not ready to play." Fowler has been out since June 26 due to the injury. Fowler is hitting .270/.377/.396 over 285 at-bats. 


Dexter Fowler targeting Friday return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal) told reporters he's targeting a return Friday against the White Sox, MLB.com reports. Fowler is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday, but will need the All-Star break to recover.

"I feel all right," Fowler said Saturday. "Obviously, I'm not ready to come off the DL. I think we're going to use the All-Star break to get back."

Dexter Fowler begins light hitting Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler rejoined the team and begain participating in light hitting in the batting cage, MLB.com reports. It was his first baseball activity since getting a platelet-rich plasma injection and taking four days off.

"They actually planned that, even before right when I told them when my injury was," Fowler said. "I was like, 'Well, we'll wait a few days to see how it feels,' and obviously it feels better now. I haven't really done anything but sit there and relax."

Fowler, who is recovering from an intercostal strain, is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, and the team is working towards having him back in the minimum amount of time.


Dexter Fowler expected to spend minimum time on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal strain) will rejoin the team next week in Texas to begin baseball activities, according to the Houston Chronicle. The Astros expect Fowler to spend the minimum time on the disabled list.

"When the 15 days rolls around, he should be ready to go," manager Bo Porter said Wednesday.


Intercostal strain lands Dexter Fowler on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) The Astros announced Tuesday they placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list due to a a right intercostal strain. The move is retroactive to June 27.

Dexter Fowler not ready to return to lineup Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler found himself on the bench for a fourth straight game Monday against the Mariners because of a back injury. Alex Presely was once again in center field for Houston.

Dexter Fowler misses third straight start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler was unable to start Sunday against the Tigers, missing a third straight start due to a back injury. Fowler is mired in a 3-for-26 slump in his last seven games.

"Just again, a tight back for him," manager Bo Porter said, per MLB.com. "We'll follow the trainers' lead, and it's not something we want to turn into 10 or 15 days when it should be OK in a few days."


Dexter Fowler not in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

Fowler was scratched from Friday's game with back issues, and he remains day-to-day moving forward. He has hit .270/.377/.396 with six home runs, 24 RBI and six stolen bases in 285 at-bats.


Dexter Fowler scratched with tight back


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has been scratched from Friday's game against the Tigers, due to tightness in his back. He is considered day to day at this point. 

Hitters to sit in Week 13


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/22/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Mike Napoli, Scooter Gennett, Yangervis Solarte, Jean Segura or Dexter Fowler in Fantasy Week 13 (June 23-29)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Dexter Fowler belts fifth home run of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler enjoyed a solid performance at the plate on Sunday against the Rays, launching his fifth home run of the season in a 4-3 defeat.

Fowler led the game off with a solo home run, giving his team an early lead. He added a double in the third and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI. He owns a .284/.389/.412 slash line with 22 RBI in 250 at-bats.

Dexter Fowler racking up two-hit performances


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler pushed his hitting streak to six games Sunday against the Twins with another two-hit performance. It was his fifth two-hit game during the modest hitting streak.

Fowler clubbed a solo home run off Samuel Deduno in the third inning and added an RBI single off Anthony Swarzak in the fourth inning Sunday. He is batting .524 (11 for 21) with one triple, one home run, two doubles, three RBI, six runs and six walks in his last six games.


Dexter Fowler homers, reaches base four times Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler continued to show some patience at the plate on Saturday, reaching base four times in a 6-5 victory over the White Sox.

Fowler singled in the second, homered in the fifth and singled in a run in the seventh. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI. He has now walked in seven games in a row. He owns a .265/.372/.388 slash line with three homers and 12 RBI in 147 at-bats.

Dexter Fowler making consistent contact last few weeks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler had no hits in three at-bats and one walk Thursday against the Tigers. It was just the third time in his last 19 games he didn't have a hit.

Fowler entered play Thursday batting .290 (20 for 69) with one double, one home run, six RBI, nine walks, 10 runs, 15 strikeouts and three stolen bases in his previous 18 games.


Dexter Fowler slugs home run in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 7-6 win over the A's Saturday.

Fowler connected on a first-inning home run then broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning with an RBI single. The two-hit performance extends his hitting streak to seven games. Fowler has hit .238/.322/.388 with two home runs, five RBI and three stolen bases in 80 at-bats.


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.