10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
17 hours ago

Fowler was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday with a left wrist strain, David Solomon of 550 KTRS reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was no word of an injury for Fowler following Monday's game, but he will nonetheless head to the DL and make way for prospect Harrison Bader, whose contract was purchased as a corresponding move. Fowler is hitting .241/.333/.452 with 14 home runs and four steals this season. It is unclear exactly how long he will be out with the wrist injury.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
4 days ago

Fowler went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk, a stolen base and a run in Friday's 11-4 win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler was a thorn in the side of his former Cubs mates throughout the afternoon, even swiping his fourth bag of the season while generating his third multi-hit effort of July. The veteran outfielder has only two extra-base hits during the month but has been able to largely maintain the improvement he'd demonstrated in June, as Friday's production brought his monthly line to a solid .275/.341/.375.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
2 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler had been given the day off Saturday after just having returned Friday from a disabled list stint due to a right heel injury, but he confirmed there had been no setback by returning Sunday. After a difficult first two months at the plate, the veteran outfielder began turning it around in June, slashing .286/.390/.600 over 82 plate appearances before succumbing to heel discomfort on June 25. Fowler's season line is up to .248/.336/.488 entering the All-Star break, and given that he's hit at least .260 in seven of his previous eight full major-league campaigns, it appears likely that he'll continue trending upward offensively in the second half. The 31-year-old is also just four home runs away from eclipsing the career-high 17 he slugged in 2015 with the Cubs.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
3 weeks ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler returned from the DL (heel) for Friday's game, going 1-for-4 with a solo shot in the loss against New York. He will get the day off as he continues to work his way back to 100 percent while Tommy Pham draws the start in center.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
3 weeks ago

Fowler (heel) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

After showing he can complete baseball activities in cleats, the Cardinals felt comfortable enough deploying him back into action before the All-Star break. In his return, he'll take over in center field and bat third. Jose Martinez was optioned to clear a spot on the roster for him.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
3 weeks ago

Fowler tested his injured right heel by running the bases in cleats Thursday morning, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler had first tested his tolerance for wearing cleats for the first time in his rehab Wednesday, donning them for part of his baseball activities for the day. He took it a step further Thursday and appears to have emerged without setbacks. Already eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list, it remains to be seen if the Cardinals will opt to activate him before the All-Star break at some point during the upcoming weekend series with the Mets.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
3 weeks ago

Fowler (heel) was able to wear cleats during baseball activities Wednesday for the first time in his rehab, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. "Definitely a step in the right direction," manager Mike Matheny said on Wednesday. "Reports are that it feels good and he's not having an issue with the heel in the spikes, which is important."

EDGE Analysis

Fowler had been unable to slip on his cleats due to discomfort in his right heel as recently as Monday, so Wednesday's developments are a definite sign of progress. The veteran outfielder has been on the disabled list since June 25, and although it's looking increasingly doubtful, there's still a chance that he could return at some point before the All-Star break begins next Monday. If the Cardinals opt to take the more cautious approach and keep him out until after the Midsummer Classic, Fowler would gain an additional four days of rest.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
3 weeks ago

Fowler (heel) currently appears unlikely to return prior to the All-Star break, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler remains unable to put on cleats due to a right heel spur, so he's instead participating in all baseball activities in tennis shoes. He's eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday, but that clearly won't happen if it's still too painful to take the field in cleats. While Fowler remains on the shelf, look for Tommy Pham to continue seeing reps in center field while Randal Grichuk occupies left -- the alignment used by the Cardinals in each of the last four games leading up to Tuesday.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
4 weeks ago

Fowler (heel) recently received a cortisone shot to alleviate discomfort and the Cardinals remain hopeful he'll return before the All-Star break, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder isn't going to be completely pain-free going forward according to his doctors, as his right heel issues are chronic in nature. However, the recent injection is helping him along in his recovery, and Fowler continues to play it safe by limiting his baseball activities for the time being. Fowler's earliest eligible return date is next Wednesday, although it remains unclear whether he'll be ready for game action at that point.

10DDexter Fowler
CF STL
1 month ago

Fowler met with a specialist to determine treatment and recovery time for his injured heel and received an encouraging report, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager John Mozeliak reported that the team was reassured that Fowler should be able to return right at or just after the 10-day period that encompasses his disabled list stint. However, due to the fact that his condition is considered chronic, the veteran outfielder is likely to deal with some lingering soreness on a long-term basis.