The start of the game had been delayed 2 hours 50 minutes by rain, giving Fowler a brief breather from a harried call-up.
Fowler arrived in the Yankees’ clubhouse at 4:30 p.m. after sitting in a cab for 90 minutes, stuck in rush-hour traffic between O’Hare International Airport and Guaranteed Rate Field.
“I’m very excited. Glad to be here,” Fowler said before the game. “It’s always nice to be in spring training and so I know a lot of familiar faces, but I’m just overwhelmed right now. I’m ready to get comfy here.”
Fowler was hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 43 R.B.I. at Class AAA this season. He was the third Yankees prospect called up from Class AAA this week: Tyler Wade started at second base Thursday in place of the injured Starlin Castro and Miguel Andujar made his major league debut Wednesday in…