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Rockies trade Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros

By Jeremy Downing, Executive Producer , jeremy.downing@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 03 2013 04:45:01 PM CST
DENVER, COLO. -

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder (and fan favorite) Dexter Fowler from the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Brandon Barnes and right-hander Jordan Lyles.
    
Houston will also receive a player to be named in the deal announced Tuesday.
    
The 27-year-old Fowler hit .263 with 18 doubles, 42 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 119 games last season. Fowler, a switch-hitter who primarily plays center field, hit .300 in 2012.
    
Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow says a goal was: "to bring in an outfielder who can spark our offense."
    
Barnes, also 27, hit .240 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs as a rookie last season. The 23-year-old Lyles was 7-9 with one save and a 5.59 ERA in 27 games - 25 starts - in 2013. Lyles was a supplemental first-round pick by the Astros in 2008.

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