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Colorado Rockies and Dexter Fowler Outrun Chris Young and Padres

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Dexter Fowler was invited to Major League Spring Training as a courtesy. It was a way to get him some time on the big league field and help him see what he would be up against the next season. The Rockies were extremely deep in the outfield and Fowler figured he needed another year of seasoning in the minor leagues. Besides his cup of coffee in the big leagues last September, Fowler had never played above Double A. Fowler had other plans.

After starting the spring striking out 10 times in his first 21 at bats, Fowler worked with Don Baylor and made a few tweaks with his hands.

At that point the whole picture changed.

The Rockies, after losing Willy Taveras, were in desperate need of speed in the offense.<...

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