Fowler getting and taking big hits this year

Fowler getting and taking big hits this year

PHOENIX -- Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler has stung baseballs to the tune of seven home runs going into Friday night's game against the D-backs. But Fowler has been stung by baseballs, too.

He has fouled a pitch off his left foot, and needed an X-ray to make sure it wasn't broken. He was hit in the wrist by a pitch. Thursday night, D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill smoked him with a pitch on the outside of his right knee.

"I hope I'm not a magnet," Fowler said. "Sometimes I hit my own self, sometimes I get hit. I don't know.

"That one last night was pretty bad. But my foot was bad. But it's part of the game."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.