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Cardinals places Dexter Fowler on disabled list, activates Wong

Fowler has struggled this season, spending much of the year batting under .180. His bat had been coming to life, though, and on Friday, he had two hits and a walk.


Reuters Last Updated at 04-08-2018 23:46:40 IST United States
Cardinals places Dexter Fowler on disabled list, activates Wong

St. Louis outfielder Dexter Fowler broke his left foot Friday night running the bases in a loss at Pittsburgh and was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.

Fowler was initially hurt at the plate, when he hit a foul ball off of his foot in the sixth inning.

"I went out and played the field and was running around on it and it was just tight. Then I felt it a little swinging (during) that last at-bat. When I was running to first, it was tight so I kind of slowed up," Fowler said, adding he then felt a "pop" when he took off from first base.

"I felt it pop, a pretty deep pop. I couldn't move my toes. I knew it was pretty bad," Fowler said.

An X-ray taken at PNC Park showed the fracture.

"It's not a major displacement," said the president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, "but we'll let our doctors weigh in before we make any decisions."

Fowler has struggled this season, spending much of the year batting under .180. His bat had been coming to life, though, and on Friday, he had two hits and a walk.

"My timing and stuff were back," said Fowler, 32. "Disappointing. It (stinks), but you've got to take the good with the bad and hopefully, I don't have to get surgery."

Mozeliak said Tyler O'Neill and Harrison Bader are likely to see increased time in the outfield.

Also on Saturday, the Cardinals activated the second baseman Kolten Wong from the disabled list.

Wong missed 12 games since July 22 because of inflammation in his left knee. In 91 games this season, Wong is hitting .216 and has seven home runs and 24 RBIs in 91 games this season.

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