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Posted: Feb 23, 2014 3:37 PM

Updated: Feb 23, 2014 3:37 PM

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Dexter Fowler had spent his entire career with Colorado before an offseason trade to the Houston Astros.

But the center fielder isn't taking the quiet approach of a new guy. He's already perfectly at home with Houston, taking over a leadership role this young team desperately needed.

He says: "It's a good chance to get to nurture the guys ... I'm trying to get them over that learning curve."

At just 27, Fowler is one of the most experienced position players on Houston's roster after starting full time for the Rockies the past five years. The four other outfielders on Houston's roster are all younger than Fowler and none even has a full year of service time in the majors.

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