Brendan Maloy
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

Dexter Fowler has a career batting avg. of .270. (Justin Edmonds/ Getty Images) Dexter Fowler hit .300 with 13 home runs in 2012, the best year of his career. (Justin Edmonds/ Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies have traded centerfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later to the Houston Astros in exchange for pitcher Jordan Lyles and centerfielder Brandon Barnes. The Rockies announced the move Tuesday.

Fowler, a six-year veteran, batted .263 with 12 home runs for the Rockies in 2013, down from his career year of .300 and 13 homers the year before.

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Lyles had a 5.59 ERA in 141.2 innings pitched last season, while Barnes had a batting average of .240 in 408 at-bats.

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