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Fowler's stay in Triple-A may be extended

Posted on: June 15, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 9:17 am
 
Dexter Fowler

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Dexter Fowler's Triple-A rehab stint could turn into a demotion, Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post writes

The Rockies have told Fowler he may be staying in Triple-A when his rehab assignment is done later this week to work on his swing.

"We told Dexter that there was the possibility that once the 72-hour rehab is up there are no guaranteed that you'll go from rehab right to recall," Rockies manager Jim Tracy told Armstrong. "He's aware of that. There are some things that obviously all of us have had a lot of discussions about … There are some things that obviously have to be ironed out."

With Fowler on the DL because of a left abdominal strain, rookie Charlie Blackmon (right) has taken over left field and Carlos Gonzalez has been shifted to center. In his eight games, Blackmon, the Rockies' second-round pick in 2008, is hitting .290/.290/.323 in eight games since being called up, he's also stolen four bases without being caught.

Fowler was struggling this season, hitting .238/.340/.348 in 247 plate appearances and had been caught stealing six times in eight attempts. He went hitless in four at-bats Tuesday for Triple-A Colorado Springs. 

Fowler is one of those incredible athletes who's fun to watch, but his speed has yet to be turned into an offensive weapon. He has a total of 42 stolen bases in his three seasons as a regular and a success rate of 64 percent.  

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