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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
Contract: view contract details
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Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.
It's a well-earned day of rest for the red-hot outfielder. Jason Heyward will slide over to center field Sunday, while Jorge Soler will handle right and Matt Szczur left. The Cubs also have Tommy La Stella at second base in place of Ben Zobrist. Apr 24 - 10:04 AM

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Saturday against the Reds.

Fowler has picked up where he left off last season, leading the league with his 17 runs scored. He's taken it a step further, though, as he's hitting .385/.506/.692 with three homers, 13 RBI and two stolen bases, including one Saturday. That makes him not just the leading run scorer in the league, but one of the best all-around hitters going right now.
Apr 23 - 11:15 PM

Dexter Fowler's red-hot start to the season continued on Monday, as he doubled and smacked a solo homer in a win over the Cardinals.

Fowler's drive to right-center field in the sixth inning got the scoring going and was estimated at 439 feet. He nearly had another longball in the ninth inning, flying out to the warning track. Fowler's on-base percentage is sitting at an even .500 through his first 13 games and he's hitting .378 with three longballs and 10 RBI.
Apr 18 - 10:49 PM

Dexter Fowler hit a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

It was adding on at the time, but the three-run shot in the seventh inning ended up being the difference in the game. It was Fowler's only hit in three at-bats. The outfielder now has two homers and nine RBI on the young season, batting .417/.553/.722 through 11 games.
Apr 16 - 5:49 PM

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Reds.

The outfielder had three singles on the evening, with his last driving in two runs in the Cubs' five-run eighth inning. The performance was the continuation of what has been a great start for Fowler in his reunion tour with the Cubs, as he's got 14 hits in 30 at-bats thus far. The unfortunate injury to Kyle Schwarber has opened up a clear path to 600 at-bats for Fowler, who should enjoy another strong season hitting atop the Cubs' potent lineup.
Apr 14 - 11:46 PM

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks.

Fowler admitted Saturday that his hip is still sore from Thursday's outfield collision with Kyle Schwarber, so it's probably not a bad idea to get him a little rest. Jason Heyward has slid over to center field, while Kris Bryant is playing right, Jorge Soler is in left and Tommy La Stella is at third base.
Apr 10 - 12:47 PM

Dexter Fowler admitted his hip is still sore from Thursday's outfield collision with Kyle Schwarber.

Despite the soreness, Fowler has vowed to play through the injury. The injury didn't seem to affect Fowler Friday when he went 2-for-3 with a double. With that said, it wouldn't be surprising if manager Joe Maddon gave Fowler a day off in the near future.
Source: cubs.com
Apr 9 - 9:35 PM

Dexter Fowler turned in a fourth straight multihit game Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Now that Kyle Schwarber is down, it's a really good thing the Cubs brought back Fowler. But, then, if Fowler hadn't re-signed, Schwarber couldn't have collided with him and would still be healthy. Unless he was destined to get hurt anyway. It's all so confusing. Fowler is playing really well, though!
Apr 9 - 1:00 AM

Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a walk and a career-high-tying three runs scored Monday against the Angels.

Fowl scored three runs twice last year, both times in games in which he homered. The last time he scored three runs in a game in which he didn't homer was June 9, 2013, when he was playing for the Rockies. Fowler should be pretty useful in fantasy leagues while healthy this year. He's just not a very good bet to play in much more than 130 games.
Apr 5 - 1:36 AM

Dexter Fowler (side) will return to action on Sunday.

Fowler made an early exit from Sunday's Cactus League game after experiencing some pain in his side. It appears that he'll be OK, though, and will have a little tune-up Sunday prior to Monday's Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 3:34 PM

Dexter Fowler (side) expects to return in a couple days.

Fowler made an early exit from Sunday's Cactus League game after experiencing some discomfort in his side, but he got checked out by team trainers on Monday and everything looks fine. He will return as Chicago's primary leadoff and center fielder in 2016.
Mar 28 - 12:09 PM

Dexter Fowler was forced to leave Sunday's Cactus League contest due to tightness in his side.

The injury was described as minor and Fowler is considered day-to-day. At this point, there is no reason to expect his availability for Opening Day to be hindered.
Mar 27 - 5:20 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored as the Cubs bested the White Sox 9-2 on Saturday.

Fowler hit the solo homer, his second of spring, in the second inning. The center fielder is part of a crowded Cubs outfield but should still get plenty of at-bats this season, many at leadoff, after hitting 17 homers with 20 steals and 102 runs scored last season.
Mar 12 - 6:42 PM

Dexter Fowler slugged a solo home run Sunday in the Cubs' Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks.

It was a third-inning bomb off Diamondbacks right-hander Randall Delgado. Fowler and the Cubs reached a one-year, $13 million agreement late last month after multiple reports had him heading to Baltimore. He is expected to remain Chicago's primary leadoff man and center fielder, but manager Joe Maddon does have options.
Mar 6 - 7:07 PM

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that before re-signing with the Cubs, the White Sox had offered Dexter Fowler a two-year deal worth more than $17 million.

Fowler reportedly wasn't interested in that deal because it didn't include an opt-out clause after the first season. Instead he returned to the Cubs on a one-year, $13 million pact that includes a $9 mutual option for 2017. He'll resume his role as the Cubs starting center fielder, perhaps pushing Jorge Soler to a platoon or bench role.
Source: CBS Chicago
Feb 27 - 12:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard