Injury Update: Dexter Fowler Making (small) Strides in South Bend (*UPDATE*), will Miss All-star Game

Dexter Fowler started his rehab assignment on Friday with the South Bend Cubs. In two at-bats as the designated hitter he went 0-for-2 with 2 walks.

Fowler walked in his first two plate appearances. He grounded into a double play in the bottom of the sixth inning and struck out swinging in the bottom of the ninth.

South Bend plays Bowling Green tonight at 6:05 PM CDT and Dexter is scheduled to start in center field. If everything goes well for Fowler, it’s expected that he would be available to play in his first all-star game on Tuesday, July 12.


It looks like now Dexter Fowler will not make the start for South Bend tonight.

In addition, the team announced that Dexter will not participate in the all-star game, which is a real bummer for him. He’s overcome quite a lot to put himself in position to be an all-star. We spoke about it early in the year, Dex went all-out to prepare for free agency this past off-season, only to get rebuffed by other teams. He came back to sign a short-term deal with the Cubs and had an incredible start to the season this year.

For now, the plans are for Fowler to continue rehabbing the hamstring after the all-star break. So it’s not clear exactly when he’ll return, but it looks like it will be after baseball begins again post ASG.

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