"Closer than he was yesterday, but he still can't swing the bat," Weiss said.
Fowler was on a tear through the first half of June, hitting .381 and slugging .643 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Fowler did appear in Friday night's loss to the Phillies as a pinch-runner.
Tyler Colvin made his second consecutive start in center field, and shortstop Josh Rutledge has taken Fowler's usual spot at the top of the order. Colvin made his rpesence felt, hitting a two-run homer in the first inning.
Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.