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Dexter Fowler: Elects free agency
Fowler requested and was granted his release from the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Fowler signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays in late March while in the final stages of his recovery from a torn ACL. He joined Triple-A Buffalo once healthy but evidently didn't see a path to a major-league roster spot, as he'll search for other opportunities after appearing in just three games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Dexter Fowler: Activated at Triple-A Buffalo
Fowler (knee) was activated by Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
Fowler continued his recovery from a torn ACL early in the 2022 season and will make his season debut at Buffalo on Thursday. The 36-year-old should be in the mix to provide outfield depth for the Blue Jays at some point this year now that he's back to full health.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Dexter Fowler: Playing in simulated games
Fowler (knee) has begun playing in simulated games at the Blue Jays' player development site, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Fowler served as a non-roster invitee for Toronto this spring but didn't participate in many activities while he continued to recover from the torn ACL that he sustained in April 2021. However, he's been able to increase his activity level recently and will now work on building up to game speed. Once Fowler completes his progression, he'll likely report to Triple-A Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Dexter Fowler: Signs MiLB deal with Toronto
Fowler (knee) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
The contract includes an invitation to big-league spring training, where Fowler will look to impress during what's left of camp to earn a spot on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder. Fowler was limited to just seven games with the Angels in 2021, after his season ended in April when he suffered an ACL tear. The 36-year-old might not yet be fully healthy, so Fowler could stay behind at the Blue Jays' spring training facility in Florida to continue his rehab program once the team heads north for the start of the regular season. In his last relatively full season in 2019, the 36-year-old produced a career-high 19 home runs and 67 RBI while slashing .238/.346/.409 across 150 games with the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Ahead of schedule
Fowler (knee) said Friday that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Fowler suffered a torn ACL in mid-April and has been recovering near his home for the past few months, but he'll now continue his rehab while traveling with the Angels. The 35-year-old said he could be back to full health by mid-October, which bodes well for his status for spring training 2022. Fowler also isn't considering retirement following his injury.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Shifts to 60-day IL
Fowler (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The 35-year-old has already been ruled out for the season with a torn ACL, so it was only a matter of time before he moved to the 60-day IL. Fowler will undergo surgery sometime in the near future and will face a 6-to-9-month recovery. Jon Jay had his contract selected from the taxi squad with Justin Upton dealing with back stiffness and Juan Lagares (calf) also on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Sustains season-ending ACL tear
The Angels announced Sunday that Fowler suffered an ACL tear in his left knee after exiting Friday's 7-1 win over the Blue Jays, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. He's expected to undergo season-ending surgery at a later date.
Initially diagnosed with a left knee contusion, Fowler's injury was later clarified as a sprain when the Angels placed him on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Follow-up tests apparently revealed ligament damage, which will require a procedure that will sideline Fowler for around 6-to-9 months. In addition to spelling an end to Fowler's season, the injury could also end the 35-year-old's time as an everyday payer in the majors. Los Angeles will have Juan Lagares fill in for Fowler in right field in Sunday's series finale with the Blue Jays, but expect the Angels to eventually add competition at the position.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Swipes bag Thursday
Fowler went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run in Thursday's victory over Toronto.
Fowler's legs played a key role in helping the Angels tie the game in the seventh inning. He reached base on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a Shohei Ohtani single. At 35 years of age, Fowler isn't the speedster he was earlier in his career, but he's a skilled enough baserunner to still swipe the occasional bag.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Carted off field
Fowler was carted off the field with an apparent left leg injury in the second inning of Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Fowler went down after going awkwardly into second base in the second inning against Toronto. Trainers appeared to be examining his left leg, and Fowler had to be helped to the cart that took him off the field. The exact nature and severity of the injury aren't yet known.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Diagnosed with left knee contusion
Fowler was diagnosed with a left knee contusion after exiting Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Fowler had to be carted off the field in the second inning of Friday's matchup after going awkwardly into second base. His initial diagnosis didn't appear to reveal any structural damage, but it's not clear whether Fowler will be forced to miss any additional time.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Not expected to miss much time
Angels manager Joe Maddon said Friday that he doesn't think Fowler (knee) will need to go on the injured list, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Fowler had to be carted off the field in the second inning of Friday's win over the Blue Jays, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Fowler should be considered day-to-day, and Juan Lagares could fill in as the right fielder if Fowler is held out of the lineup in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Not in Saturday's lineup
Fowler (knee) isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.
Fowler was diagnosed with a left knee contusion after he was carted off the field in Friday's win over the Blue Jays, but he isn't expected to require an IL stint. Juan Lagares is starting in right field Saturday, batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dexter Fowler: Placed on 10-day injured list
Fowler was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Fowler wasn't expected to require a trip to the injured list after he was carted off the field, but he'll miss at least 10 days after he was diagnosed with a left knee sprain. Juan Lagares should start in right field against left-handed pitchers in Fowler absence, but manager Joe Maddon said that Jose Rojas and Jared Walsh could also see time in right field, Ardaya reports.... See More ... See Less
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