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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 went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Angels.
Fowler doubled and scored in the sixth inning. He's been a doubles machine of late, with five doubles and two runs scored in his last four games. Fowler is batting .274/.376/.407 in his first year with the Astros. Sep 14 - 8:53 PM

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Dexter Fowler went 1-for-3 with a game-winning RBI walk in the Astros' come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Athletics on Sunday.

With two runners on, the A's intentionally walked Jose Altuve to load the bases for Fowler. The outfielder proceeded to draw a five-pitch walk, bringing in the go-ahead run without taking the bat off his shoulder. It's something Fowler is particularly adept at -- he's walked 61 times in 99 games this year, owning a .378 on-base percentage. Fowler also had a hit in three at-bats, raising his average to .272.
Sep 7 - 10:16 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Angels on Tuesday.

Fowler's RBI single started the Astros' four-run first inning. Fowler also walked twice, reaching base four times and raising his on-base percentage to .383. Since returning from an intercostal strain in mid-August, Fowler is batting .314 with nine runs scored in 19 games.
Sep 3 - 12:21 AM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
2Gregorio Petit
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Josh Fields
3Tony Sipp
4Jose Veras
5Darin Downs
6Jake Buchanan
7Jorge De Leon
8Michael Foltynewicz
9Kevin Chapman
10Josh Zeid
11Jesse Crain
12Matt Albers
13Jose Cisnero