Astros' Dexter Fowler to be activated from DL Wednesday

Houston Astros centerfielder Dexter Fowler will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, the team said Tuesday.

Fowler has been on the DL since June 26 with an intercostal strain. He will be back in the Astros' lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins.


"Dexter had no issues at all in his rehab, so he'll be ready to go," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We'll need him. He's a missed part of our lineup, as well, and without [him and outfielder George Springer], quite frankly, it's a different team. We need them both, and we'll take what we can get right now, which is one of those guys now and another in a couple of weeks."

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Fowler appeared in four rehab games for Triple A Oklahoma City, going 3-for-10.

Before he was injured, Fowler was hitting .270 with six homers and a .377 on-base percentage in 76 games for the Astros.

On Tuesday, it was reported that Springer will be out two more weeks after a setback in his rehab from a quad strain.

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