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Dexter Fowler | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is on track to return to the Astros' active roster on Friday.
Fowler was hoping to return this weekend, but he'll get some additional rest over the All-Star break. He has been out since late June with an intercostal strain. Jul 12 - 5:25 PM

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Dexter Fowler (intercostal) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Saturday.

That's the first day he's eligible. Fowler began some light hitting in the cage on Monday after resting for a few days following a platelet-rich plasma injection. Astros manager Bo Porter said the club won't wait until after the All-Star break to activate the outfielder if he's ready earlier. "Whenever he's ready to go, we're going to get him back in the lineup," Porter said. "If it's one or two games, every game is important. The only reason we decided to put him on the disabled list is we know he wasn't going to be ready in four or five days."
Jul 7 - 11:18 PM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) will resume baseball activities early next week.

Fowler will continue to rest his right intercostal strain for the rest of the week before rejoining the Astros in Arlington to resume workouts. The outfielder will be eligible for activation on July 12, but the Astros seem likely to hold him out until after the All-Star break.
Jul 2 - 12:35 PM

Astros placed OF Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 27, with a right intercostal strain.

Fowler hasn't played since last Thursday due to the injury and will now receive some extended rest. Alex Presley figures to get most of the playing time in center field until he's ready to return.
Jul 1 - 12:28 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter said that Monday was the first time that Dexter Fowler (back) was able to move around the field during batting practice and swing a bat.

"Any time you start talking about back, it's just tricky," Porter said. "You're talking about being able to swing and field and throw, and you just want to be careful." Fowler said Monday that he feels "all right. "We'll just evaluate it day by day." The outfielder has missed the last four games.
Jun 30 - 10:23 PM

Dexter Fowler was scratched from the Astros starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Tigers due to back stiffness.

Astros manager Bo Porter indicated that it was only a precautionary measure and that the team expected Fowler to return to the lineup in a day or two. Alex Presley will take his spot in the lineup and play center field.
Jun 27 - 7:01 PM

Dexter Fowler led off the game with a home run and finished 2-for-5 in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

The homer was Fowler's sixth of the year. The outfielder has scored 43 runs while batting .277/.383/.405 this season.
Jun 22 - 5:26 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Rays on Sunday.

Fowler homered off David Price to lead off the bottom of the first inning, and he also doubled and scored in the third. Fowler now has five home runs and 41 runs scored -- his 41 runs is 10th-best in the AL -- on the year. Fantasy owners have also enjoyed the 28-year-old's .284/.389/.412 line atop the Astros lineup.
Jun 15 - 7:37 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Fowler hit a solo shot in the third inning, his fourth home run of the season. He added an RBI single in the fourth, giving him 19 RBI on the year from the leadoff spot. His numbers have been steadily climbing in recent weeks, and he's now hitting .277/.393/.395 for the year.
Jun 8 - 7:09 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Fowler has been an on-base machine this year, ranking fourth in the American League in walks (36) and owning a .375 on-base percentage. He also knocked his seventh double of the season in the game. He's not hitting for much average or power, but atop the surprisingly capable Astros lineup he should continue to be a decent source for runs, if not much else.
Jun 4 - 1:16 AM

Dexter Fowler reached all five times he was up and scored the winning run on Matt Dominguez's hit in the bottom of the ninth as the Astros topped the Rangers 5-4 on Wednesday.

The Astros overcame a 4-0 deficit for perhaps their best win of the year. Fowler finished 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. He's been of little help in fantasy leagues since a big first week, but he has really upped his OBP of late with seven hits and nine walks in his last six games.
May 15 - 12:10 AM

Dexter Fowler went 1-for-5 with two steals and a run scored on Monday against the Mariners.

He hasn't broken free from his season-opening slump, but owners will take encouraging signs when they present themselves. Over the past two days, Fowler has swiped his first three bags of the campaign. He's also reached base by either hit or walk seven times in Houston's last four games. Fowler is slashing an ugly .206/.265/.333 with just one homer and three RBI through 63 at-bats.
Apr 22 - 1:08 AM

Dexter Fowler continued to slump on Thursday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Royals.

Fowler opened the season 6-for-12 with four extra-base hits in three games, but since returning from a brief illness on April 8, he's 3-for-36 with one extra-base hit and 11 strikeouts. The Astros could consider taking him out of the leadoff spot for a bit, but they really don't have anyone to replace him there with Jonathan Villar and Alex Presley also scuffling.
Apr 17 - 11:37 PM

Dexter Fowler went hitless for his third straight game Sunday, going 0-for-4 in a loss to the Rangers.

Fowler was batting .381 heading into the series against the Rangers, but he's hitless in his last 13 at-bats. The slump has dropped his batting average to .235. He missed four games due to viral gastroenteritis earlier in the week, so he may still be getting back to full strength.
Apr 13 - 5:46 PM

Dexter Fowler is back in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

Fowler hadn't played since last Thursday due to viral gastroenteritis, but he's finally got most of his strength back. He's back in center field and hitting leadoff against the Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow.
Apr 9 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Anthony Bass
4Matt Albers
5Tony Sipp
6Josh Fields
7Darin Downs
8Jose Veras
9Josh Zeid
10David Martinez
11Jose Cisnero