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Dexter Fowler to return for Rockies-Dodgers game

Dexter Fowler has been activated for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hasn't played since June 25 because of a right hand injury. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Dexter Fowler has been activated for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hasn't played since June 25 because of a right hand injury. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies activated outfielder Dexter Fowler on Thursday for their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a tweet from MLB Network reporter Alanna Rizzo.

The team had kept him on the 15-day disabled list since June with a right hand injury. To make room on the roster, the Rockies are expected to send Corey Dickerson to the Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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Fowler was the team's leadoff hitter but hasn't played since June 25 and his hand has clearly been an issue, as he went 0-for-9 with two strikeouts during two appearances for his minor league rehab assignment. In a report Thursday from Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Fowler's hand appears to be healed and expects him to be ready to go.

Before going down with the injury, the 27-year-old was batting .291/.390/.473, recording 10 homers, 12 stolen bases and 49 runs scored in 70 games played. The Rockies are 44-48, good for third in the NL West, heading into Thursday night's matchup in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

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