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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 (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

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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

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup against the Giants on Wednesday.

It's just a day off for the outfielder, who is hitting .252/.349/.420 with 14 homers, 17 steals and 84 runs scored atop the Cubs' lineup. Chris Denorfia got the start in center field in place of Fowler on Wednesday.
Aug 26 - 6:23 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Dexter Fowler has cleared revocable waivers.

It's another example of teams just playing the waiver game in August, as the Cubs have no intention of trading Fowler. More interesting is that Starlin Castro has not been placed on waivers yet, according to Nightengale. Castro is much likelier to be dealt over the offseason.
Aug 18 - 11:21 PM

Dexter Fowler went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Fowler's sixth-inning single is not noteworthy beyond the fact that it was the only hit the club managed in the game against a dominant Chris Sale. An off-season acquisition of the Cubs, Fowler's been relatively unimpressive this season, slashing .245/.341/.402 with 12 homers, 33 RBI, 76 runs scored and 17 steals.
Aug 16 - 5:08 PM

Dexter Fowler filled up the box score in Friday's 7-3 victory over the Giants, going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run.

His solo shot came off of Giants reliever Josh Osich in the eighth inning and increased the Cubs advantage to 7-3. Fowler also scored a pair of runs and swiped his 17th base of the season. With the three-hit attack, he's now slashing .239/.331/.382 with 11 long balls and 28 RBI.
Aug 7 - 8:15 PM

Dexter Fowler went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Fowler scored two runs in the contest, coming home on a Kris Bryant sacrifice fly in the first inning before launching a solo homer off Phillies starter Aaron Nola in the third. It was a nice, if unspectacular, game in what's been a slog of a season thus far. Fowler's hitting just .236/.324/.372 with nine homers, 26 RBI and 60 runs scored. When he does reach base, he's at least been active, swiping 16 bags in 21 attempts.
Jul 26 - 5:40 PM

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds.

He'll be in there for the second game. Chris Denorfia is handling center field in Fowler's place for the matinee.
Jul 22 - 10:02 AM

Dexter Fowler went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Cubs were shutout by the White Sox on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

He's now hitting just .228/.306/.369 on the season, and isn't providing the Cubs with the production that they so desperately need at the top of the lineup.
Jul 10 - 6:55 PM

Dexter Fowler has been moved down to the No. 7 spot in the Cubs' lineup on Monday.

Chris Coghlan is batting leadoff, where Fowler has hit in 72 of his 74 starts this season. The move down in the order comes as no surprise, as Fowler his batted just .158/.217/.250 over his last 21 games to drop his season line to .228/.305/.374.
Jul 6 - 6:12 PM

Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

Kris Bryant is also getting a day off as the Cubbies wrap up a series with the Mets. Starlin Castro is leading off and Chris Denorfia is starting in center field.
Jul 2 - 10:43 AM

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

Fowler didn't start the last two games after spraining his left ankle on Monday. He appeared as a pinch-hitter both days, though, and will try to play a full nine innings Friday.
Jun 26 - 4:25 PM

Dexter Fowler (ankle) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Thursday.

Unlike when he appeared as a pinch-hitter Wednesday, Fowler remained in the game this time to play defense. The outfielder hasn't started since spraining his left ankle on Monday, but that he's feeling good enough to play defense should mean his return to the lineup is imminent.
Jun 26 - 8:34 AM

Dexter Fowler (ankle) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup again on Thursday afternoon.

Fowler hasn't started a game since spraining his left ankle on Monday. He remains day-to-day. Chris Denorfia is in center field and Chris Coghlan is leading off in Thursday's series finale against the Dodgers.
Jun 25 - 11:09 AM

Dexter Fowler (ankle) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

Fowler suffered a sprained left ankle on Monday. He was able to pinch-hit Tuesday, but apparently he's not ready to play defense and run the bases yet. Matt Szczur is handling center field, while Chris Denorfia is hitting leadoff.
Jun 24 - 3:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Neil Ramirez