Rockies recall OF Fowler




DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies recalled outfielder Dexter Fowler from Triple A on Friday and inserted him at the top of the lineup playing centerfield against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The 25-year-old Fowler began the 2011 season as Colorado’s leadoff hitter and centerfielder but hit just .238 in 57 games. He was optioned to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on June 20 where he hit .237 in 24 games.

The Rockies also purchased the contract of Eliezer Alfonzo from Colorado Springs. Alfonzo hit .319 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs for the Sky Sox.

Colorado optioned catcher Matt Pagnozzi and outfielder Cole Garner to club’s top farm club and transferred outfielder Charlie Blackmon to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Alfonzo on the 40-man roster.