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Dexter Fowler | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.
Fowler did a little of everything from the leadoff spot, knocking a two-run single in the second inning and stealing his sixth base of the year off Pirates starter Jeff Locke. He's got a modest five-game hitting streak going, hitting .471 (8-for-17) in that span. The stretch has raised his overall line to .288/.366/.438 with 12 runs scored. Apr 28 - 11:51 PM

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Dexter Fowler (groin) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Fowler missed just one game after exiting Wednesday's contest with right groin tightness. His return allows Kris Bryant to go back to third base. David Ross is again behind the plate for Jon Lester's start, meaning Miguel Montero is on the bench.
Apr 24 - 3:14 PM

Dexter Fowler (groin) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Pirates.

Fowler left Wednesday's game with tightness in his right groin and is considered day-to-day. Kris Bryant will start in center field against the Bucs on Thursday.
Apr 23 - 10:17 AM

Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to right groin tightness.

Fowler was replaced by Chris Denorfia. He's day-to-day for now.
Apr 22 - 8:24 PM

Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with an undisclosed injury.

Chris Denorfia pinch-hit for Fowler in the third inning and took over his center field spot the next half inning. The Cubs should provide an update on Fowler's status shortly.
Apr 22 - 8:03 PM

Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-5 comeback win over the Rockies.

This was Fowler's first big moment with his new club. He came to the plate with the Cubs down to their final out and trailing by a run against LaTroy Hawkins and the Rockies. He promptly launched a home run to right field and helped seal the come-from-behind victory, finishing the game 2-for-5. Fowler's off to a 5-for-21 start with the Cubs. When he's going well, he provides a little bit of speed (19 steals in 2013), a little bit of average (.276 in 2014) and a tiny bit of power (eight home runs in 2014).
Apr 12 - 8:59 PM

Dexter Fowler was pulled from Friday's exhibition contest after one inning with minor tightness in his lower back.

Fowler indicated that it's a minor issue and that he'll be in the Cubs' Opening Day lineup on Sunday. He'll hit atop a revamped Cubs lineup and should score plenty of runs in 2015 provided he remains healthy.
Apr 3 - 11:05 PM

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-3 with a walk, a triple, a two-run home run, and four runs scored on Wednesday against the Brewers.

Fowler showed what kind of damage he is capable of at the top of the Cubs' lineup. His fourth-inning two-run home run off of Kyle Lohse extended the Cubs' lead to 7-0. With spring training drawing to a close, Fowler is batting .319 (15-for-47) with two doubles, two triples, and two home runs.
Apr 1 - 7:34 PM

Dexter Fowler hit his first Cactus League home run on Saturday, finishing 2-for-4 against the Reds.

Fowler hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning off of Ben Klimesh, bringing the Cubs within five runs at 8-3. It's been a bit of a slow spring for Fowler, as he's hitting just .237 (9-for-38). The Cubs hope the 29-year-old will be able to reach double digits in both home runs and stolen bases this season as he did in 2012 and '13 with the Rockies.
Mar 28 - 7:08 PM

Cubs and OF Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.

It's $150,000 below the midpoint of figures exchanged last week between Fowler and the Astros. Fowler hit .276/.375/.399 with eight homers, 35 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 116 games last season for Houston and is expected to patrol center field in Chicago. He's currently slated to hit free agency next offseason.
Jan 23 - 12:50 PM

Cubs acquired OF Dexter Fowler from the Astros for RHP Dan Straily and INF Luis Valbuena.

Fowler hit .276/.375/.399 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 116 games last season. The slugging number was a career-low for the 29-year-old, who missed a large chunk of games with various injuries. At his best, he gets on base at a good clip (career OBP of .366) and provides a fair bit of speed (19 steals in 2013). His bat isn't strong enough for him to be considered more than a slightly above-average fantasy option.
Jan 19 - 10:52 AM

Dexter Fowler requested $10.8 million and was offered $8.5 million from the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

MLBTradeRumors.com projects Fowler to earn $9 million which is much closer to the team's figure than it is to the 28-year-old outfielder's. Fowler's first season in Houston was a bit of a disappointment, as he slashed just .276/.375/.399 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 116 contests.
Jan 16 - 9:03 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Astros have discussed trading center fielder Dexter Fowler, as well as catchers Carlos Corporan and Jason Castro.

The acquisition of Evan Gattis from the Braves opens up the possibility that the Astros could trade Fowler, then move George Springer or Jake Marisnick into center field. Rosenthal adds the Astros could also trade Chris Carter, and another starting pitching signing -- of the Ryan Vogelsong or Kyle Kendrick variety -- could happen. The Astros are clearly moving into a new phase after years of rebuilding. They won 70 games in 2014, a significant improvement over 51, 55, and 56 wins in the three years prior.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays have had trade talks with the Astros involving Dexter Fowler.

Fowler could slide into the center field spot that's been vacated by free agent Colby Rasmus. The 28-year-old is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter and would make for a nice bridge until Dalton Pompey is ready. Fowler batted .276/.375/.399 with eight homers and 11 steals for the Astros this past season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:27:00 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Fowler doubled and scored in the sixth inning. He's been a doubles machine of late, with five doubles and two runs scored in his last four games. Fowler is batting .274/.376/.407 in his first year with the Astros.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
8Gonzalez Germen
9Zac Rosscup