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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 (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

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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

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Friday.

He'll DH on Friday before moving to center field on Saturday. Fowler won't return for the Cubs' series in Pittsburgh this weekend but there's still a chance he could play in Tuesday's All-Star Game in San Diego. Regardless, Fowler should be back when the Cubs return from the break next Friday against Texas.
Jul 7 - 6:32 PM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, per ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers.

But he might not make it back for this weekend's three-game series in Pittsburgh, which could rule him out for next Tuesday's All-Star Game. Chicago won't rush Fowler, who opened the season with a brilliant .290/.398/.483 batting line in 64 games. He should roar back healthy in the second half.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 1:10 PM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) ran curves and zig-zags without issue on Monday at Wrigley Field.

That's a big step for the injured center fielder, who has been on the disabled list since June 19 with a hamstring strain. Fowler probably won't be activated before the All-Star break, but he should be fully ready to rock when the Cubs resume play in the second half. He was batting .290/.398/.483 through 64 games.
Jul 4 - 12:07 PM

The Cubs aren't expecting Dexter Fowler (hamstring) to return from the disabled list until next weekend.

Fowler is eligible for activation on Monday, but he apparently needs a little more time. "I haven't really penciled him in to do anything yet until I get some more confirmation from the doctor," manager Joe Maddon said. Albert Almora, Matt Szczur and Jason Heyward have handled center field with Fowler out.
Jul 3 - 9:57 AM

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) may not be ready to return from the disabled list on Monday when first eligible.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated that Fowler might not play at all during the series against the Reds that goes through July 6. Fowler has been out for nearly two weeks of action with a strained right hamstring. Albert Almora, Matt Szczur and Jason Heyward have handled center field in his absence.
Jul 1 - 5:45 PM

Cubs placed OF Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with right hamstring discomfort.

Fowler was sent for an MRI after leaving Saturday's game and the club ultimately decided to give him some extended rest. Albert Almora, Jr. is making the start in center field on Monday, but Jason Heyward also figures to see some time there during Fowler's absence.
Jun 20 - 6:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
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
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Joe Nathan
10Zac Rosscup