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Dexter Fowler Placed On 15-Day DL, Charlie Blackmon Called Up

On Sunday, Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler came up with a strained left abdominal muscle, which, at the time, didn't appear to be too serious. However, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Fowler will likely be placed on the disabled list today. Renck is unsure of the corresponding move, but calling up Triple-A outfielder Charlie Blackmon is likely.

Blackmon has been raking throughout the season with Colorado Springs, hitting .342/.393/.576 with 10 homers and 12 stolen bases. Looking at his split stats, on the road he is hitting .328/.366/.525, so he is not a Security Service Field creations (akin to so-called Coors Field creations).

Fowler, for his part, has struggled this season. He's hitting .238/.340/.348 and just .231/.325/.343 in May. As of late, manager Jim Tracy decided to move Fowler out of the leadoff spot and has bounced him around from second in the order to eight and once in the ninth spot.

UPDATE: The move became official on Tuesday.

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