Fowler on DL, Escalona Back Up

Renck has reported that Rockies have placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore right wrist. Edgmer Escalona was activated and added to the Colorado bullpen in a corresponding roster move.

Fowler’s 15-day disabled list stint is retroactive to June 26, so he will be eligible to return on July 11. And the hope is he’ll be ready on that exact date.

Fowler, 27, is batting .291/.390/.473 with 10 home runs and 12 stolen bases through his first 304 plate appearances this season. He had 13 homers and 12 steals in 530 total plate appearances last season.

Corey Dickerson will get the majority of playing time in center field while Fowler is out.

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EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

JD…they were hoping he could play without the DL stint.

It is retroactive to the last time he played in a game so there was no hurry as far as Dexter was concerned.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

Me too! Hoping for improvement I guess

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Blessing in disguise. We get to sub the ultra steady Tyler Colvin* for the streaky Dexter.

*So steady that after breaking out of an 0-22 slump with two hits on Friday he promptly returned to steadiness by throwing out an 0-8 in his last 3 games.

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

There has to be a Podsednik or Willy T or someone that can step in and play center field while Dex is gone and bat leadoff. Anyone but Colvin!! Get someone who is hungry for an opportunity!

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

If the Rockies do not win this series it feels like the beginning of the Dodgers running away with this division. These next two games are very big.

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

I would have left Oswalt out there for another inning. He was missing location all night long and could have used the work. And what’s up with Dickerson in CF? I thought the guy was a liability on defense so we put in center? Coors Field, no less. Jeez! And as long as I’m on a rant, what’s up with the bench? Dexter sits for two weeks (all because he doesn’t know how to bunt) and they finally decide to… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

The Fowler DL thing (and the really poor options we have for filling in for him) just proves my point: the simplest/cheapest way for this club to get better right now is to acquire a decent first baseman or outfielder. It doesn’t really matter which one. An outfielder moves Cuddy to 1B. Either way you upgrade over Helton, and with some options you probably improve outfield defense too (since Cuddy is a below average rightfielder defensively). Let me throw out… Read more »

Batgirl
Batgirl
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I like Willingham too but heard that he was just put on the DL for at least 4 weeks. Totally agree on the Helton situation, though. We need to put Cuddy there. What happened to our deep outfield options???? At least for now, slide Cargo to CF and play Dickerson. Colvin is toast.

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  Batgirl

Cargo has already said he won’t play CF because he doesn’t want to get hurt.

Some team player huh?

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I wonder if the A’s would part with Seth Smith.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Willingham wasn’t doing so hot for the Twins. Their announcers even commented on it.

Is Blackmon not hitting or something? As someone said recently, he’s at least an upgrade in the field!

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Seth Smith this year: 775 OPS, 115 RC+ Roughly average numbers for a starting first baseman (or rightfielder, with Cuddy at 1B). It’s a lot easier/cheaper to upgrade a position from worst in baseball (Helton/Rockies) to league average than it is to upgrade from average to star. Not that the A’s are giving Smith back to us or anything. As for Willingham: didn’t know he was hurt. Batting average looks ugly, but overall his numbers are (again) league average. Basically… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Oswalt’s fielding independent pitching ERA: 2.44. I’m not saying he’s any 2.44 ERA pitcher, but nobody — nobody — has a .490 BABIP against over the long term. Yes, he’s been hit hard, but it will even out if his arm lasts. My theory? That’s what happens when you leave a guy in AA too long. He got overconfident in his now-average stuff blowing away AA hitters.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

I think anybody who thinks Oswalt is going to be productive is really drinking the koolaid. There is a reason he is pitching for Colorado, because the other 10-15 teams that were in contention passed on him. He didn’t do squat last season in Texas and doesn’t look good at all right now. Then he throws Yorvit under the bus after the game. I will hope for more success as I do everyday, but I will be more surprised at… Read more »

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