Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler has been dealing with a bruised knuckle since mid-June, but the pain is now affecting his wrist. The Rockies believe he has been trying to take pressure off his finger, which has resulted to more strain on his wrist. After missing the last four games, the organization must decide very soon if it is wise to place Fowler on the 15-day disabled list.
“He’s still day to day right now,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, according to Rockies.com. “There is a little bit of an improvement. The hand is tricky in this game. You take one swing and you can take a few steps back. We are going to try and let it calm down. We will give it another day or two and take it from there.”
Colorado has decided to give Fowler a couple more days to prove that he is capable of playing through the pain at a high level. If he is unable to suit up on Tuesday then the organization will have no choice but to place him on the disabled list. At this point, it might be the right decision to do so just so that the 27-year-old avoids any further damage to his hand and wrist. Giving him quality rest over the next week might be the best thing that could happen to him.
Fowler is batting .291 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 13 doubles, two triples, 12 stolen bases and 49 runs in 258 at-bats this season.