While the Rockies went just 5-9 while Fowler was recovering from a bone bruise in his right hand, he said he doesn't feel any pressure to jump-start the lineup with his return.
"I wanted to be out there more than anybody," Fowler said. "I'm just trying to get back and get on base for those guys, that's my role."
While the Rockies are looking forward to Fowler's offensive contributions -- he is hitting .291 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs this season -- left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is also looking forward to some defensive familiarity.
"We're used to playing right next to each other all the time," Gonzalez said. "He's a great player, too. He's one of the guys that's going to help this team."
Corey Dickerson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Spring to make room for Fowler on the 25-man roster. Dickerson hit .212 in 15 games with the Rockies.
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.