Fowler remains out of lineup on Sunday

Fowler remains out of lineup on Sunday

Fowler remains out of lineup on Sunday
CINCINNATI -- Dexter Fowler, still nursing an injured right ankle, was not in the starting lineup against the Reds on Sunday.

"He still has a little bit of soreness on the bone itself," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "As of [Friday], I was told that he was at about 80 percent."

Fowler hurt his ankle after an errant step in the dugout in Miami on Tuesday, and hasn't started since. He has pinch-hit strikeouts in his last two plate appearances, which came Wednesday against Miami and Saturday against Cincinnati.

Eric Young is starting in center field and batting leadoff on Sunday, which marks the end of a six-game road trip. The Rockies will return to Colorado and open a four-game stretch against the visiting Astros, beginning with a doubleheader on Monday.

"We'll get back to Coors Field and get Dexter involved," Tracy said. "I'll feel better knowing that we've done absolutely everything we can to allow the ankle to be 100 percent, especially considering the fact that we've got a doubleheader tomorrow, and we'll have to cover a lot of ground at Coors."