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Dexter Fowler | Outfielder | #24

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 14 (0) / COL
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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with a homer and a walk Friday against the Rockies.
Fowler has been very ordinary since the first three weeks of the season, but his ordinary isn't so bad. At least, it comes with a .360 OBP, even if he is batting just .255 in his last 71 games. Plus, he should have a nice weekend in Coors Field. Aug 20 - 2:58 AM

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Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

Matt Szczur will start in center field and bat leadoff versus Brewers right-hander Zach Davies. This appears to be a routine day of maintenance for Fowler.
Aug 18 - 10:41 AM

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day of rest. The Cubs also have Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist on the bench, as Matt Szczur is in center field, Jorge Soler is in right and Javier Baez is at second base.

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored as the Cubs edged the Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday.

Fowler had a hand in all three of the Cubs' runs, scoring the first two and knocking in what turned out to be the winning run with a single in the seventh inning. Fowler also stole a base and hit his fourth triple of the season in the win. The dynamic outfielder has been terrific for the Cubs when healthy this year, batting .289/.403/.480 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 52 runs scored and eight steals in 75 games.
Aug 2 - 11:36 PM

Dexter Fowler (general soreness) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to action Saturday.

Fowler has dealt with what the Cubs are just calling "general soreness" lately, as he sat out Friday's game. It shouldn't be a long-term issue.
Jul 31 - 9:16 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Dexter Fowler is "not 100 percent over the soreness."

Fowler sat out Sunday with "general soreness" before playing in four straight, but he's out of the lineup again Friday. It seems fair to question whether it might actually be Fowler's hamstring that's bothering him again and the Cubs just don't want to divulge that information. The veteran outfielder was activated from the disabled list a week ago after missing over a month of action. The Cubs have Jason Heyward in center field, Ben Zobrist in right and Javier Baez at second base Friday.
Jul 29 - 1:04 PM

Dexter Fowler (soreness) went 1-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in his return to the lineup Monday against the Mariners.

Fowler was held out of the starting lineup Sunday due to general soreness, but he felt well enough to serve as the designated hitter for Monday's interleague contest. Cubs manager Joe Maddon told Carrie Muskat of MLB.com that he's still getting in "baseball shape" after his hamstring injury, so he should be back up to speed soon.
Jul 26 - 9:17 AM

Dexter Fowler is not in Sunday's lineup due to "general soreness," according to Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

He could just be a little sore after playing two straight games following a disabled list stint. Fowler should be ready to go on Monday. Jason Heyward is in center field, Ben Zobrist is in left and Tommy La Stella is at second base Sunday.
Jul 24 - 1:03 PM

Dexter Fowler celebrated his return from the disabled list by going 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored in Friday’s win over the Brewers.

Fresh off missing a month and change with a hamstring injury, Fowler didn’t need any time to shake the rust. He made an immediate impact by socking a leadoff homer against Jimmy Nelson before adding an RBI double one inning later. The 30-year-old faded a bit in June prior to the injury, but he still owns a cool .298/.405/.504 batting line on the year.
Jul 22 - 11:50 PM

Cubs activated OF Dexter Fowler from the 15-day disabled list.

Fowler's recovery from a strained right hamstring came along a little more slowly than expected, but he's ready to roll now. He's in center field and batting leadoff Friday against Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers.
Jul 22 - 5:55 PM

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Dexter Fowler (hamstring) will rejoin the team this weekend in Milwaukee.

The exact day of his arrival is unclear, but it could be Friday for the opener of the three-game series. Fowler appeared in both games of a doubleheader Wednesday with Triple-A Iowa, going 1-for-5 with a double and a walk. The 30-year-old center fielder will return to a shiny .290/.398/.483 batting line.
Jul 21 - 1:26 PM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) went 1-for-5 with a double and a walk in a doubleheader Wednesday with Triple-A Iowa.

Jorge Soler only played in the first game and went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. Fowler should be ready to return to the Cubs' active roster this weekend if he can avoid a physical setback over the next couple of days. He's been on the disabled list since June 19 because of a right hamstring strain.
Jul 21 - 10:08 AM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.

He'll be joined by Jorge Soler, who is coming back from a hamstring injury. Fowler appeared in one rehab game for Low-A South Bend before the All-Star break but quickly abandoned it when he realized he wouldn't be ready for the All-Star Game in San Diego. He shouldn't need more than a few games to shake off the rust.
Jul 18 - 4:04 PM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment early next week.

He'll hang with his Cubs teammates all weekend, getting in daily workouts, before joining up with one of the organization's minor league affiliates for three or four rehab games. Fowler has been on the disabled list since June 19 because of a right hamstring injury. He was forced to miss Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Jul 15 - 11:29 AM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) was pulled off his rehab assignment following Friday's game for Low-A South Bend.

Fowler didn't suffer a setback but realized he wasn't going to be ready for Tuesday's All-Star Game in San Diego. He'll be re-evaluated after the break. If everything checks out, he should begin another rehab assignment. Fowler was sent to the disabled list with a hamstring injury about three weeks ago.
Jul 9 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena