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Dexter Fowler | Outfielder | #25

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 204
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 14 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details
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Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored as the Cardinals swept Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays with a 6-4 win in the nightcap.
The Cardinals put up runs in each of the first four innings, with Fowler's homer off Jays starter Casey Lawrence coming in the second. The homer was his third of the year and gives his 15 runs scored in 21 games. He went 5-for-9 on the day and seven hits in his last 14 at-bats with three extra-base hits, suggesting he may be breaking out of an early season slump that has his line at .224/.295/.388 through 21 games. Apr 27 - 11:58 PM

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Dexter Fowler (heel) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Fowler was pulled from Friday's game and sat out Saturday with a bruised heel, but he's returned to the leadoff spot Sunday. The Cards are resting Yadier Molina, as Eric Fryer will catch Mike Leake.
Apr 23 - 10:58 AM

Dexter Fowler slugged his first two home runs of the season Wednesday in the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Pirates.

Fowler tagged Pirates starter Gerrit Cole for solo shots in the third and fifth before reaching on an infield single in the bottom of the seventh. He finished the day 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. St. Louis' new leadoff man is starting to come alive here in mid-April.
Apr 19 - 4:34 PM

Dexter Fowler tripled and scored a run in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Fowler nearly had his first Cardinals' home run and RBI, as he led off the bottom of the first inning with a drive off the right field wall. The ball ricocheted off of Adam Frazier's leg, resulting in an easy three-bagger. Fowler also drew a walk. Much like the rest of the Cards' offense, Fowler has struggled in the early going with a .143/.226/.196 batting line.
Apr 18 - 11:48 PM

Dexter Fowler stole his first base of the season and scored two runs in the Cardinals' loss to the Nationals on Monday.

Fowler's line says 0-for-4, but he reached base on an error by Ryan Zimmerman in the third inning before coming around to score and he did the same in the fifth following an error by Daniel Murphy. Fowler is batting .148 with a .406 OPS through his first seven regular-season games with St. Louis.
Apr 10 - 11:05 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer of the spring Sunday against the Marlins.

Fowler is off to a fine start with his new team, hitting .351 with a 1.063 OPS this spring. He's expected to be a fixture in the leadoff spot ahead of Aledmys Diaz and Matt Carpenter in the Cardinals' order.
Mar 26 - 3:34 PM

Dexter Fowler was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Monday due to illness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Harrison Bader took Fowler's spot in center field.
Mar 20 - 5:20 PM

Dexter Fowler reached all three times he was up Wednesday, finishing 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored against the Nationals.

Fowler is 6-for-13 with seven walks and a couple of steals. He could have been some use to Team USA in the WBC, given his history of strong springs. He had OPSs of 1.003 and .998 in his two springs with the Cubs.
Mar 8 - 4:19 PM

Dexter Fowler walked twice, stole a base and scored twice in his debut with the Cardinals on Saturday.

He came to the plate twice but didn't get an official at-bat. He walked and scored both times. The center-fielder signed an $82.5 million contract with the Cardinals after winning the World Series with the Cubs last year. He ability to work a walk was a big reason why he had a stellar .393 on-base percentage last year, which was the highest of his career.
Feb 25 - 5:37 PM

Cardinals signed OF Dexter Fowler to a five-year, $82.5 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal passed along the contract numbers for Fowler, who also received a full no-trade clause. The Cardinals entered the offseason looking for a new center fielder and possible leadoff man and they now have one in Fowler, who batted .276/.393/.447 with 13 homers, 48 RBI and 13 steals over 125 games this past season. He'll allow the Cards to move Matt Carpenter down to the middle of the batting order and Randal Grichuk to left field.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:19:00 AM

FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals will sign Dexter Fowler to a five-year deal worth at least $80 million, pending a physical.

Fowler has been confirmed to be in St. Louis to take a pre-signing physical. The center fielder turned down a $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Cubs and was believed to be seeking a four-year deal for about $18 million per year. It appears the Cardinals trumped the field by offering a fifth year and at least $16 million annually. One year after the Cubs poached Jason Heyward and John Lackey from the Cardinals, they get a measure of revenge by prying Fowler away from the World Series champs. Fowler gives the Cardinals a badly-needed upgrade in center field and should find a home near the top of the lineup. He owns a .366 career on-base percentage. Randal Grichuk will move from center to left field with Matt Holliday out of the picture.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:59:00 PM

According to beat writer Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals made an "over-the-top offer" to be sure they landed free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler.

Multiple reports state Fowler is on his way to St. Louis for a pre-signing physical. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirms that the deal is done and that it's expected to be big, perhaps in the $80-90 million range. It's safe to say he got the $18 million AAV (average annual value) he was seeking. Fowler is tied to draft pick compensation after rejecting a $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Cubs. He registered a solid .276/.393/.447 slash-line with 13 homers, 48 RBI, and 13 steals over 125 games this past season.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:55:00 PM

According to Frank Cusumano of KSDK Sports, free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler is scheduled to take a physical in St. Louis on Friday.

Cusumano says that he confirmed the information with the team. This would seem to indicate that the Cardinals have reached an agreement with Fowler and that the physical would be the formality to making things official. No word yet on the terms involved, but Fowler's reps were said to be looking for $18 million annually in a multi-year pact. The 30-year-old is coming off a strong season for the World Series champion Cubs where he batted .276/.393/.447 with 13 homers, 48 RBI, and 13 steals over 125 games. While the defense isn't great in center field, it would fit into the team's goals of adding some speed and athleticism this winter.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Mark Saxon of ESPN hears from a rival executive that the Cardinals' offer to free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler is in the same range as the four-year, $60 million offer from the Blue Jays.

Meanwhile, Fowler is aiming for a multi-year deal worth $18 million per season. The Blue Jays and Cardinals aren't that far off at the moment, so perhaps the first one willing to budge on the AAV (average annual value) will get him.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:06:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals met with the agents for Dexter Fowler on Monday and made an initial offer.

The Cardinals have mentioned as a fit for Fowler for a while, so it's no surprise that they are involved. The question is how far they are willing to go to get him. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Blue Jays have made a four-year, $60 million offer, though his agents are aiming for $18 million annually on a multi-year deal.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Zach Duke