Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he couldn’t play right away. Fowler instead will remain at home indefinitely, and it’s unclear if he will be on the trip to Toronto, where the Astros start a three-game series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday. “He’s at home resting, and the doctor wanted him to continue to rest,” manager Bo Porter said Sunday morning. “I’m not going to speak to (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.” The Blue Jays trip is the first leg of a six-game road trip that also brings the Astros to Arlington for three against the Rangers — a much more reasonable traveling distance for Fowler if he doesn’t go to Canada.
Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely
Houston Chronicle | Apr 6