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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 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

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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

Dexter Fowler (ankle) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Dodgers.

Fowler had to leave Monday's game and didn't start Tuesday after sprained his left ankle. He'll be fine, though, and should be back in there Wednesday.
Jun 24 - 9:24 AM

Dexter Fowler (ankle) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

Fowler was lifted from Monday's series opener after spraining his left ankle. Chris Coghlan is leading off for the Cubs and Matt Szczur is starting in center field.
Jun 23 - 4:17 PM

Dexter Fowler left Monday's game versus the Dodgers in the fifth inning with a sprained left ankle.

Fowler hurt himself when he went back to a base to tag up. He initially stayed in the game but was eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter. The outfielder is undergoing X-rays, with an update on his condition likely available later Monday or Tuesday.
Jun 22 - 10:19 PM

Dexter Fowler left Monday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent leg injury.

Fowler appeared to tweak something in the third inning when he went back to a base to tag up. He stayed in the game initially after a visit from the trainer but was then pinch-hit for in the fifth. The Cubs should have more on his status later Monday.
Jun 22 - 9:40 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 and homered versus the Reds on Thursday.

Fowler is on the way back up after hitting just .189 in May. He's at .326 through 10 games in June. The only disappointment is that he hasn't attempted a steal this month; he was 6-for-7 in April and 5-for-8 in May.
Jun 11 - 11:39 PM

Dexter Fowler was 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored Saturday against the Nationals.

Fowler had gone eight games without an RBI. The 29-year-old hit just .189 in May, but he has continued to get on base and currently finds himself tied for fifth in the majors with 40 runs scored.
Jun 6 - 3:05 PM

Dexter Fowler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss against the Padres.

Fowler pushed the Cubs' lead to 2-0 with a solo home run in the third inning off of James Shields. The speedy outfielder hit only eight home runs last season, but he now stands at four and has a good shot at finishing the year in double-digits. Fowler is batting .269/.352/.428 with 11 RBI.
May 20 - 1:09 AM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Thursday’s 6-5 win over the Mets.

The home run was his third of the season. Fowler has reached base safely in 11 straight starts, but he has just three multi-hit games in that time. He’s hitting .271 with a .356 on-base percentage on the year, so the Cubs have to be happy with what they’ve gotten from him thus far.
May 14 - 5:17 PM

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer as the Cubs outlasted the Brewers 7-6 on Friday in Milwaukee.

Fowler got the game started with a bang, launching the second pitch he saw from Jimmy Nelson over the wall in right for his second home run of the season. He also drew a walk, picked up his eighth steal of the season and scored a pair of runs in the game. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .259/.333/.398 with seven RBI on the season.
May 8 - 11:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood