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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
Contract: view contract details

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Dexter Fowler hit his eighth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.
The homer off Athletics starter Jason Hammel was his only hit in four at-bats. Fowler has been pretty effective since returning from the disabled list on August 13, batting .280 with hits in nine of his 12 games in August. The outfielder is hitting .272/.376/.409 with 49 runs in 89 games this season. Aug 26 - 10:54 PM

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Astros activated OF Dexter Fowler from the 15-day disabled list.

Fowler has been on the shelf since late June with an intercostal strain. He was batting .277/.377/.396 with six home runs, six stolen bases, and 47 runs scored in 76 games before suffering the injury and can safely be returned to fantasy lineups.
Aug 13 - 8:47 AM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is expected to return from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Fowler has been hitting the ball well on his minor league rehab assignment and can be added back to fantasy lineups right out of the gate. The 28-year-old center fielder has been out since June with an intercostal strain. He was batting .277/.377/.396 with six home runs, six stolen bases, and 47 runs scored in 76 games before suffering the injury.
Aug 12 - 5:23 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter said Monday that there's a "good chance" Dexter Fowler (intercostal) will be activated before the team's road trip begins on Thursday.

Fowler is 3-for-8 (.375) over his first three minor league rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 28-year-old has been sidelined since late June with a strained intercostal muscle.
Aug 11 - 5:28 PM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Fowler will first take batting practice at OKC on Thursday as one final test of his previously-strained intercostal muscle. The hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the Astros' active roster early next week. He has been on the disabled list since late June.
Aug 7 - 3:46 PM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) said he could begin a rehab assignment within the next week.

Fowler has been hitting off a tee in recent days, and he's scheduled to take batting practice on the field prior to Thursday's game. He'll likely require a handful of rehab games before returning, with an eye on being back with the club by mid-August.
Aug 6 - 8:12 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that the club is "days away" from considering a rehab assignment for Dexter Fowler (intercostal).

Fowler is with the club in Philadelphia and will ramp up his workouts, as the Astros clearly need to see more progress before clearing him to play in games. He's been out since late June with an intercostal strain.
Aug 5 - 6:33 PM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is nearing a rehab assignment.

Fowler will travel with the Astros to Philadelphia Tuesday and will continue to ramp up his workouts. He's hit in the cage and taken soft tosses but should be allowed to take batting practice in Philly. "Hit, throw, I run," Fowler said. "My running’s nice. I’m running well. It’s feeling a lot better. … I feel like I’m right on schedule, whatever my schedule is."
Aug 3 - 9:55 AM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) has yet to swing a bat or pick up a ball.

The Astros were originally hoping that Fowler would be ready at the start of the second half, but he's still a ways off from returning. These injuries tend to linger, so the Astros don't want to take any chances. He'll need a minor league rehab assignment before being activated, so it's probably safe to rule him out until August at this point.
Jul 24 - 4:58 PM

Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is still not doing baseball activities, and will require a minor league rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list.

What it means, is that Fowler is still at least a week away from rejoining the Astros. The hope was that the speedy outfielder would be ready for the start of the season's second half, but he's making slow progress in his recovery.
Jul 20 - 6:58 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter said that Dexter Fowler (intercostal) will not be activated from the disabled list Friday.

The hope was that Fowler would be activated for the start of the second half, but Porter said that he's "not ready to play." Still, he called it a "day-to-day" situation, so it sounds like his return isn't far off.
Jul 17 - 4:47 PM

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

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

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1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
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S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
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2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero