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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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OF Dexter Fowler declined the Cubs' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
It would have been a sizable raise for Fowler, who made $9.5 million this past season. However, he'll turn 30 in March so this could be his last chance at getting a big multi-year contract. Fowler batted .250/.346/.411 with 17 homers, 20 stolen bases and 102 runs scored in 2015 and the Cubs are interested in retaining him. Nov 13 - 5:24 PM

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Cubs extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to OF Dexter Fowler.

It's a move that was expected after Fowler batted .250/.346/.411 with 17 homers, 20 stolen bases and 102 runs scored from the top of the Cubs' lineup this season. Chicago is on the record about wanting to bring Fowler back, but they figure to face plenty of competition.
Nov 6 - 3:09 PM

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said he plans to approach Dexter Fowler about returning to the Cubs.

That certainly makes sense, as Fowler enjoyed a good season atop the Cubs' lineup. The 29-year-old batted .250/.346/.411 with 17 homers, 20 stolen bases and 102 runs scored in 2015. Fowler made $9.5 million this past season, his last year of arbitration, and should find plenty of suitors in his foray into free agency.
Oct 22 - 4:31 PM

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a home run, a steal and three runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 Wild Card win over the Pirates.

Huge game for Fowler, who set the tone with a single, stolen base and run scored in the first inning. He would later sock a solo homer in the fifth, drawing a string of probable profanity from Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. In his first season with the Cubs, the 29-year-old outfielder hit .250/.346/.411 with 17 homers, 20 steals and 102 runs scored. He'll have a chance to continue his October heroics in the NLDS against the Cardinals. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday.
Oct 7 - 11:18 PM

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Austin Jackson will cover center field in the regular season finale.
Oct 4 - 11:14 AM

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

He's just getting a breather. Austin Jackson is in center field.
Sep 30 - 2:42 PM

Dexter Fowler went 1-for-5 and scored a run in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

It was a fairly nondescript night for the leadoff hitter, but the run was his 100th of the season. That's good for third-most in the National League, and it's the first time in his career that Fowler has hit the century mark in runs scored. It's been a great year all around for the 29-year-old, who is batting .248/.343/.412 with 17 homers, 45 RBI and 20 steals atop the Cubs' order.
Sep 30 - 1:04 AM

Dexter Fowler went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Fowler singled in the first inning before walking and scoring in the fifth. The run was the 97th of the season for the leadoff hitter, third-most in the National League. Fowler is hitting .253/.349/.423 with 17 homers, 45 RBI and 20 steals on the year.
Sep 22 - 10:33 PM

Dexter Fowler is in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies.

It was previously reported that Fowler was getting a day off, but he's actually leading off and playing center field against left-hander Adam Morgan. He's an appealing option in daily leagues with this matchup.
Sep 10 - 5:26 PM

Dexter Fowler is getting a night off Thursday.

Austin Jackson will start in center field and hit leadoff against Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan. It's a very right-handed lineup for the visiting Cubbies.
Sep 10 - 3:15 PM

Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Austin Jackson will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Cubs against Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha. It's just a routine day of rest for Fowler.
Sep 8 - 4:40 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two-run double in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

Fowler led off the game with a longball over the right-field wall and then extended the Cubs' lead with a two-out, two-run double to left field in the second inning. Chicago added six more tallies after that and kept St. Louis off the scoreboard. Fowler is batting .297 with nine dingers over 47 games since the All-Star break.
Sep 7 - 5:10 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs plan to extend Dexter Fowler a qualifying offer this winter.

It backs up a previous report from Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago. The projected qualifying offer this offseason will reportedly be around $15.7-16 million, which might be a tad more than Fowler is worth for one year. However, there's no doubt the 29-year-old would turn it down and seek a multi-year pact. He's had a nice year for the Cubs, batting .255/.351/.427 with 15 homers and 17 steals.
Sep 4 - 1:51 PM

Dexter Fowler (leg) went 1-for-4 with a single in his return to the Cubs starting lineup on Friday.

Fowler had missed the previous two contests due to discomfort in his right shin. The primary table-setter atop the Cubs lineup, he's hitting .252/.348/.418 with 14 homers and 84 runs scored in his first season with the Cubs.
Aug 29 - 8:16 AM

Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' lineup again on Thursday due to discomfort in his right shin.

Fowler also missed Wednesday's game, but X-rays turned up negative and he should be good to go sometime this weekend. Kris Bryant is in right field, Chris Denorfia is in left field, and Matt Szczur is in center field Thursday against the Giants. Denorfia will lead off.
Aug 27 - 1:09 PM