Fowler hit by throw, exits with blurred vision

Fowler hit by throw, exits with blurred vision

LOS ANGELES -- Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler acknowledged having trouble focusing after being hit in the head by a throw during the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon's 11-5 loss to the Dodgers. Fowler left the game with blurred vision.

Fowler was on first base after a walk and Rockies pitcher Alex White bunted a pitch from Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly on a sacrifice attempt. Dodgers cacher A.J. Ellis tried to cut down Fowler, but the throw hit him where the bill connects with the side of the batting helmet. Fowler took third on the error.

"My eyes, every time I picked up something it would be spotty and blurred, but it's fine," Fowler said after the game.

Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger attended to Fowler on the field. Fowler stayed in the game long enough to score on Marco Scutaro's single. Before the bottom of the fifth, Rockies manager Jim Tracy moved Tyler Colvin from first base to center field and put Jordan Pacheco into the game at first.

There was no immediate announcement from the Rockies on the extent of Fowler's injury. Fowler has a .221 batting average and has begun losing playing time in center to Colvin. On Sunday, Fowler started because Colvin moved to first base to accommodate a day off given to Todd Helton. Also, backup first baseman Jason Giambi, battling a sore right foot, did not play.