Fowler was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Friday. As expected, Fowler is back with the A's after spending a little less than a month in the minors following an underwhelming 59-game stint with the big club earlier in the year (.231/260/.328, though he did have six homers and six steals). The 23-year-old should get an opportunity to prove himself down the stretch, though with the A's in a playoff race, he may be utilized primarily as a pinch runner or defensive replacement if he struggles at the plate.
Fowler was removed from Triple-A Nashville's game Thursday after just one at-bat and is expected to be promoted to the Athletics on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The outfielder's return would come 30 days after he was sent back down to the Sounds following a forgettable 14-game major-league stint in July (.180 average, one home run, four RBI). Fowler has been much better at the minor-league level this season, slashing .341/.364/.520 across 55 games in Nashville. With rosters expanding Saturday and the Sounds' season approaching its conclusion, Fowler could have ample opportunity to improve on his major-league body of work in September.
Fowler was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday. Fowler will head to the minor leagues after hitting just .180 with one homer and four RBI through 14 games in July. He figures to return to the big leagues when the rosters expand in September, if not sooner.
Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Fowler has been on the bench for all three games of the Athletics' series in Colorado and may have surrendered his everyday role in center field to Nick Martini. Over 15 contests in July, Fowler has supplied an ugly .192 on-base percentage, a sizable drop from his already less-than-stellar .260 season mark.
Fowler isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies. Fowler will get his second straight day off, as Nick Martini is slated to lead off and man center field. Fowler has gone just 2-for-11 with a triple and one RBI over his previous five games.
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