The Colorado Rockies are preparing to send center fielder Dexter Fowler to their 15 day disabled list with what is being called a sore left abdomen. The injury occurred Saturday when Fowler slid into first base.
Fowler has struggled at the plate for Colorado this season. On the year, the 25 year old has posted a line of .238/.340/.348.
Things have gotten worse as the season’s progressed, and before the injury there was talk of the team possibly sending Fowler down to the minors.
No roster move has been made official, but it’s expected that the Rockies call up outfielder Charles Blackmon to replace Fowler.
A call would mark the first for the 24 year old, who would be set to make his major league debut with Colorado. Mainly a center fielder in years past, Blackmon has primarily manned right in AAA this year. He’s hit well so far this season (.337/.393/.572), and his career numbers (.316/.376/.475) aren’t too shabby either.