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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dexter Fowler's difficult season has taken another downturn as the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder has sustained a broken left foot and will wear a walking boot for one month.
Fowler was put on the 10-day disabled list prior to Saturday night's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Second baseman Kolten Wong was activated from the 10-day DL.
Fowler was examined by team doctors. He'll be reevaluated after a month in the boot.
The 32-year-old Fowler was removed in the eighth inning of Friday night's 7-6 loss to the Pirates. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Fowler was injured earlier in the game when he fouled a ball off the foot.
Fowler is hitting just .180 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs in 90 games. This is the second year of his $82.5-million, five-year contract.
"He was finding his feel at the plate, putting some good swings on the ball and getting the opportunity," Mozeliak said. "Sometimes things happen for a reason. Hopefully, this gets him to a spot where he can come back better next year, though we haven't ruled out seeing him again this year."
Wong had been out since July 22 with left knee inflammation. He is hitting .216 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 91 games.
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