"I'm stilling trying to find my legs," he said. "I really don't make excuses. I have been weak and been trying to get my timing and stuff back, and I think that's huge. Getting back to home and getting some rest and all that, it's definitely helping."
Fowler lost eight pounds during his ordeal, and he said he's slowly putting the weight back on. He doubled to right field in his first at-bat Tuesday.
"That's why you play 162 games," Fowler said. "If it were that easy, we'd play half a season and call it a day. It's a grind, and we'll see how it goes at the end of the year."
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