Fowler out of lineup with sore foot

Fowler out of lineup with sore foot

DENVER -- A foul ball off his left foot and foul weather conditions made for a day out of the starting lineup for Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler on Tuesday.

Fowler stayed in the game after fouling a pitch off the foot during Sunday's 2-1 victory. Precautionary X-rays did not reveal any serious injury, but manager Walt Weiss did not have him in the lineup on Monday before the game was postponed, and said Tuesday it was better not to start Fowler.

"He's limping around a little bit," Weiss said. "He'll be available, but he's still pretty tender."

Although Fowler is showing uncommon power -- six homers, on the heels of hitting a career-high 13 last year -- his hitting slowed during the Rockies' six-game road trip. Fowler went 4-for-20, but the hits were damaging, with two home runs, a double, four RBIs and three runs scored.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.