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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fowler is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.
Fowler started the first three games in right field but has since sat for two of the last three. Jared Walsh moves out to the position for the first time this year in his absence, with Albert Pujols starting at first base.
Fowler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Fowler started each of the Angels' first three games, going 1-for-10 with a run scored. He'll cede right field to Juan Lagares in the series finale.
Fowler is slated to be the Angels' starting right fielder this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Fowler came over from the Cardinals in a February trade, and the Angels intend to have him hold down the right-field position until top prospects Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh are ready to permanently join the big-league outfield. Fowler is hitting just .167 (3-for-18) in Cactus League play, but his starting job appears to be secure.
Fowler was traded to the Angels on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Fowler has spent the last four seasons in St. Louis, but will now head to the fifth franchise of his career. Entering his age-35 season, Fowler has been inconsistent with his production at the plate in recent campaigns and has also not registered as a strong fielder according to most defensive metrics. Even so, he should offer a stabilizing presence in the Angels' outfield and projects to start in right field to begin the 2021 season.
Fowler went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.
The veteran outfielder came home on both of Dylan Carlson's big hits on the night, a two-run home run in the fourth that snapped a 1-1 tie and a sixth-inning double that gave St. Louis some breathing room. Fowler only has a pair of singles since returning from the injured list Monday, but he's also drawn three walks and scored thrice overall during that span.
Fowler (not injury related) returned to the lineup in Monday's loss to the Royals and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
The veteran outfielder had been sidelined on the COVID-19 injured list since Sept. 2 while taking potentially immunosuppressive medication for a stomach ailment. Now back to full health, Fowler should remain in his starting right field spot for the final week of the regular season as the Cardinals make a push for a postseason spot.
Fowler (not injury related) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Fowler has been shut down for the past three weeks while completing a medication regimen for a stomach ailment that would have put him at a higher risk for COVID-19. However, he'll now rejoin the active roster with just under a week remaining in the regular season. The 34-year-old should reclaim his role as the starting right fielder for the Cardinals as they compete for a playoff spot.
Fowler, who remains on the COVID-19 injured list, announced Sunday via his personal Instagram account that he's driving to Kansas City to meet the Cardinals ahead of Monday's series opener versus the Royals.
Fowler hasn't appeared in game for the Cardinals since Sept. 1, as the outfielder has been shut down for the past three weeks while completing a medication regimen for a stomach ailment that would have made him more vulnerable than most players to COVID-19, if he were to contract the virus. The 34-year-old has apparently responded well to resuming baseball activities within the past week, and the fact that he's traveling with the big club suggests he could be activated before the end of the regular season. The Cardinals would need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Fowler in order for him to play, but the team could easily do that by transferring Dakota Hudson (forearm) -- who is unlikely to pitch again in 2020 -- to the 45-day injured list.
Fowler (not injury related) continues to work out at Busch Stadium, and there should be a clearer indication of whether he can join the team early next week in Kansas City by Sunday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Fowler has reportedly been recovering well from his workouts, so there appears to be an increasing likelihood of the veteran getting some game action in before any possible playoff run. The medication that Fowler is taking for a stomach ailment is reportedly having its intended effect, and if he's able to come off it altogether soon, the effects it has on his immune system should subside, which in turn would allow him to return to the team.
Fowler (not injury related) resumed workouts and Busch Stadium and could rejoin the Cardinals sometime next week, FOX Sports Midwest reports.
The 34-year-old's status for the rest of the season has been in question due to the potential side effects of his current medication regimen, but he may be able to return to the team during the final week of the regular season. Even should that not be the case, Fowler should still be able to rejoin the team for any potential playoff run.
Fowler (not injury related) could miss the remainder of the regular season, as the medication regimen that sent him to the injured list in early September lasts for 25-30 days, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Fowler could potentially be able to play through his stomach ailment, but the medication he's taking for it adversely affects his immune system, which certainly isn't a good thing during a pandemic. It's still possible that he returns late in the campaign, however, if a doctor clears him before the regimen is fully completed. If not, he should be back right around the start of the playoffs.
Fowler, who is on the COVID-19 injured list due to medication he's taking for a stomach ailment, is starting to feel better, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. "It's going to be some period of time," manager Mike Shildt said, "but he's starting to regulate and feeling better and eat a little bit more consistently. So positive things for him personally."
The news the veteran outfielder has been able to up his nutritional intake is certainly positive with respect to his recovery. However, as Shildt himself alludes to, Fowler could potentially be out beyond just the minimum time required by his injured-list stint, although more clarity on the situation should come in the next few days.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/09||@ TOR||W 7-1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/08||@ TOR||W 7-5||5||1||2||0||0||0||1|
|04/05||vs HOU||W 7-6||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|04/04||vs CHW||W 7-4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/03||vs CHW||W 5-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/02||vs CHW||L 8-12||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/01||vs CHW||W 4-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||27||106||23||36||10||4||2||13||17||27||1||0||.340||.435||.566|
|2011||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||24||97||17||23||6||1||2||9||15||24||2||1||.237||.345||.381|
|2013||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||2||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||2||1||0||.000||.333||.000|
|2014||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||4||10||1||3||0||0||0||1||2||--||0||0||.300||.417||.300|