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Sore right wrist keeps Fowler out of lineup

Sore right wrist keeps Fowler out of lineup

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Sore right wrist keeps Fowler out of lineup

BOSTON -- Dexter Fowler was held out of the Rockies' lineup against the Red Sox on Wednesday with a sore right wrist, which he aggravated in Tuesday's 11-4 loss.

Fowler, who has played in 70 of the team's 78 games this season, is listed as day to day.

"We'll keep him down today and hopefully he'll be ready to go again tomorrow," said manager Walt Weiss. "We'll see."

Fowler hurt himself during an at-bat late in the game Tuesday and was visited by Weiss during a brief timeout, but he remained in the game.

With Troy Tulowitzki out until at least the All-Star break, any down time for Fowler could certainly be costly.

The speedy Fowler has been solid in center field this season. His success on the basepaths has improved tremendously, and his bat has really come alive.

While Fowler's OPS of .863 matches his OPS from last season, he's turned a lot of his triples into home runs. He has 10 homers through 258 at-bats after hitting 13 homers in 454 at-bats last season. Fowler's also been much more efficient on the bases, going 12-for-14 in stolen base attempts in 2013 after going 12-for-17 last year and 12-for-21 in '11.

In his absence, the Rockies turned to Tyler Colvin in center field. Colvin, who was part of the trade that brought DJ LeMahieu to Colorado and shipped Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers to the Cubs, has started in five games at center for Colorado this season and has yet to make an error.

At the plate, Colvin is hitting .175 with three home runs in 40 at-bats.

"Tyler has played a lot of center field and he's capable of production offensively too," Weiss said.

Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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