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Fowler sits from lineup with pain in finger

Fowler sits from lineup with pain in finger

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Fowler sits from lineup with pain in finger

TORONTO -- Still suffering pain from being hit by a pitch on his right ring finger Thursday, Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler was not in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Blue Jays.

Fowler went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday night in a 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays, and batting against the Jays' right-handed starter Josh Johnson was unpleasant. The switch-hitting Fowler hit from the left side, and hanging onto the bat with his right hand was difficult. With a man on base late in the game, Fowler resorted to a bunt attempt. He ended up drawing a walk.

"The left side is probably a little tougher because on the right side he can probably take his top hand off the bat," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.

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