Astros' Dexter Fowler getting help from Barry Bonds

Monday April 21st, 2014

Dexter Fowler has been working on his swing with Barry Bonds. (Brad Mangin/Getty Images) Dexter Fowler has been working on his swing with Barry Bonds. (Brad Mangin/Getty Images)

Home-run king Barry Bonds has visited the visiting clubhouse at Coliseum for the past two days, part of a continued relationship with Houston Astros' outfielder Dexter Fowler. 

Fowler has been working with Bonds for about a year. And in an effort to get his offensive game back on track, The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reports, the two put in some work over the weekend. Fowler didn't go into specifics about his work with Bonds, saying the two spent time on every facet of his game.

“I don’t think it’s just one thing,” Fowler said, according to Drellich. “It’s a plethora of things. To point out one thing, it’s mentally, it’s physically, it’s everything. … We might just sit there and talk for an hour.”

According to's Brian McTaggart, Bonds and Fowler went over video in the Astros' clubhouse on Saturday and then had dinner together. Bonds didn't comment much on their work together, saying only, "I'm just here to watch him to do his thing."

The 28-year-old Fowler has struggled in Houston after he was traded to the Astros from Colorado last offseason. He is hitting only .207 with one homer, three RBI, and a .270 on-base percentage.

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