Astros Outfielder Dexter Fowler Sent Home with Gastroenteritis

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Rob Fowler/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a scorching start to the tenure with the Houston Astros, outfielder Dexter Fowler was sent home “indefinitely” with gastroenteritis, a stomach infection that has flu-like symptoms.

Fowler was hospitalized on Friday night, but was released the following day. While the issue is not said to be very serious, the team is being cautious.

“He’s at home resting, and the doctor wanted him to continue to rest,” manager Bo Porter told the media on Sunday. “I’m not going to speak (whether Fowler goes to Toronto). You don’t know — when you start talking about…a virus running through your body, that takes time. We don’t know how much longer it’s going to be, we just know that the doctors are treating him.”

After spending his first six seasons with the Colorado Rockies, Fowler was off to a great start with the Astros this season, collecting three extra base hits in three games while hitting .500.

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