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Dexter Fowler | Outfielder | #24

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com hears that it's "highly unlikely" the Cubs re-sign Dexter Fowler.
Bruce Levine of Chicago's 670 The Score reported last week that the two sides have remained in contact, but it doesn't sound like a reunion is in the cards unless Fowler's price tag really drops. That's certainly possible, as the loss of a draft pick being attached to him appears to have really depressed his market. However, another issue for the Cubs is that they'd likely have to trade Jorge Soler in order to make room for Fowler. There had been buzz that they could do just that earlier in the offseason, but it has since cooled. Feb 1 - 8:33 PM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Bruce Levine of Chicago's 670 The Score reports that the Cubs and White Sox both have continued interest in free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler.

While the White Sox are monitoring Fowler, a baseball executive told Levine on Wednesday that "the Cubs are still the most likely landing spot." The soon-to-be 30-year-old spent the 2015 campaign with the Northsiders, hitting .250/.346/.411 with 17 homers, 46 RBI, 20 steals, and eight triples across 596 at-bats. Fowler returning to the Cubs would likely put Jorge Soler squarely on the trading block. He'd bump Avisail Garcia and Melky Cabrera into a platoon on the south side.
Source: CBS Chicago
Jan 27 - 8:08 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Mets continue to look at free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler.

The Mets have reportedly considered multiple outfielders on the free agent market, including Denard Span and Gerardo Parra. Fowler would likely command a bigger role and more money than either of those two options, so perhaps the Mets are weighing a possible trade involving Juan Lagares. Fowler batted .250/.346/.411 with 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases this past season as a member of the Cubs. It's worth noting that he declined a qualifying offer to test the open market, so he's attached to draft pick compensation.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 03:04:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:24:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:09:00 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.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 04:31:00 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.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:18:00 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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

He's just getting a breather. Austin Jackson is in center field.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 02:42:00 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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:04:00 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.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:33:00 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.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 05:26:00 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.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 03:15:00 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.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:40:00 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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:10:00 PM