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24 Dexter Fowler CF
Height/Weight: 6-5/195 | Birthdate: 3/22/1986 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 91/83 | Average Draft Position: 253.26
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Cubs CF Dexter Fowler starts again on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(2:38 pm ET) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Nationals. This is the 18th straight game that Fowler is starting for manager Joe Maddon, and the speedy center fielder has 16 hits in 63 at-bats (.254 average) in his last 17 games.

In that 17-game stretch, Fowler has four home runs, three doubles and a triple. He is 2 for 13 lifetime against Jordan Zimmermann, who starts for the Nationals on Tuesday. 


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler hits third HR in last 11 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler had just one hit in four at-bats Tuesday against the Padres, but he at least made it count. Fowler connected for his fourth home run -- a solo shot off James Shields in the third inning.

Fowler has now homered twice in his last five games. His last three home runs have been solo shots and have all happened in his last 11 games.

Fowler is batting .317 (13 for 41) with a .610 slugging percentage, three doubles, three home runs, five RBI, seven walks, nine strikeouts, 13 runs and two stolen bases in his last 11 games.


Dexter Fowler homers, scores three times for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler hit a solo home run and went 2 for 3 in Thursday's win over the Mets. 

"Fowler's home run was big," manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. "I know it was a solo shot, but it puts a different thought in the pitcher's mind. All of a sudden he's not as comfortable or as aggressive as he might have been otherwise."

Fowler scored three times and increased his batting average to .271. He hit his third home run and recorded his ninth RBI. 


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler back in starting lineup Friday vs. Brewers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is back in the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Brewers. Fowler returns to his leadoff position for manager Joe Maddon, while Chris Coghlan slides back down to seventh. 

The Cubs are hoping the day off for Fowler will help break him out of his slump. He is has just three hits in his last seven games.


Scuffling Cubs CF Dexter Fowler benched Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Slumping Cubs leadoff hitter and center fielder Dexter Fowler will cool his heels on the bench Thursday in St. Louis.

Fowler has just three hits in his last 26 at-bats. His slugging percentage has fallen to .359, its lowest point since April 10.


Cubs' Dexter Fowler, Jorge Soler back in normal spots Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler and right fielder Jorge Soler have assumed their regular spots in the batting order Sunday, with Fowler leading off and Soler following him in the second slot.

Manager Joe Maddon bumped Soler to the leadoff role Saturday, wanting to send a message that the right fielder was "out there to score runs." He went 1 for 3 with a walk in the game and is now 3 for 7 in his team's series against the Brewers. Fowler is back in the leadoff spot after going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the No. 2 hitter Saturday.

The Cubs are heavy favorites (-160) against the Brewers Sunday.


Cubs swap Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler in the batting order


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon swapped Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler in the batting order on Saturday against Mike Fiers and the Brewers, per the team's official website.

Soler, who has only four hits in his last 30 at-bats with 17 strikeouts, moved to the leadoff spot for the first time in his career, while Dexter Fowler was dropped to the No. 2 hole in the order. Soler went 2 for 4 on Friday. Fowler is hitting .440 (11 for 25) with a walk, a double and two RBI over his last seven games played.

Chicago is favored (-166) at Wrigley Field, per VegasInsider.com.


Dexter Fowler hits in fifth straight for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler hit in his fifth straight game, going 3 for 4 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati. 

Fowler improved his average to .288 and recorded his sixth RBI. He also stole his sixth base of the year. 


Dexter Fowler shakes off injury, returns to Cubs lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler returned to the Cubs lineup after missing his first start of the season.

Fowler left Wednesday's game with a groin injury and sat out Thursday. He returned to center and the leadoff spot in the order on Friday. 

The Cubs are -110 money line favorites at Cincinnati. 


Cubs' Dexter Fowler unable to start Thursday for first time in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler was absent from the starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates after leaving Wednesday's game due to a groin injury. Rookie Kris Bryant started in center field Thursday for Chicago.

Thursday was the first time all season Fowler did not start in center field. Although, he said he is available to pinch-hit, per MLB.com. He is batting .246 with one home run, two triples, three doubles and four RBI in 14 games.

"If I had to play, I probably could," Fowler said Thursday, per MLB.com.


Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler leaves with groin injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with a groin injury, the team announced.

"We'll see how it feels when I wake up [Thursday] morning," Fowler said after the game, per MLB.com. "I stole a base and stuff after [he felt it]. It didn't really bother me running too much. It just started tightening up a little bit."

Fowler was pulled in the third inning with Chris Denorfia came into to pinch hit and then took center field in the next half inning. Fowler went 1 for 1 in the game and is hitting .246 in 57 at-bats this season.


Three multi-hit games in last four for Cubs' Dexter Fowler


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2 for 5 on Sunday, marking the third time in four games that he's had multiple hits. He's 7 for his last 18 and has scored at least one run in each of the last four games. 

The hot stretch has brought Fowler's average to .271 and his OPS to .819.


Cubs' Dexter Fowler hits game-winning home run against Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler hit what would wind up being the game-winning two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rockies. 

Fowler took an 0-2 pitch from LaTroy Hawkins in the top of the ninth inning over the right field fence. This gave the Cubs the lead, which was held in the bottom of the ninth. Fowler's now hitting .238 for the season. 

"LaTroy has a history of getting me out," Fowler said, via MLB.com. "I get 0-2 right there, and I'm sitting there like, 'Man, not again.' I stepped out and took a deep breath. Hats off to my teammates. They battled in that inning. Welington [Castillo] comes in and gets a key at-bat, [Arismendy Alcantara's] walk, that sets the table for everything."

Fowler now has one home run and four RBI through the first week of the season. 


Cubs see Dexter Fowler becoming offense's catalyst


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2 for 3 with two walks, two triples, two runs and two RBI in his team's 9-5 win over the Rockies Saturday.

Fowler started the game out by tripling to left-center field and scoring on a sacrifice fly. He tripled again in the second inning, bringing home two runs.

"This guy is probably on the verge of becoming really, really good," manager Joe Maddon said after the game, per CSNChicago.com. "He’s at that age (29) where things start making sense all the way around. He’s a young veteran. He’s had enough experience. I’m really eager to watch this all unfold."

Fowler entered play Saturday just 1 for 13 at the plate before the breakout performance.


Cubs batting Jorge Soler second, Jon Lester eighth Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Cubs announced the starting lineup for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, with right fielder Jorge Soler slotted into the second spot of the lineup.

Soler spent most of his brief action in 2014 batting fourth or fifth, but he'll slot in between center fielder Dexter Fowler and first baseman Anthony Rizzo Sunday.

The full Cubs lineup Sunday: CF Fowler, RF Soler, 1B Rizzo, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, 3B Mike Olt, C David Ross, SP Jon Lester, 2B Tommy La Stella.

Ross draws the start at catcher with former Red Sox teammate Lester on the mound. Manager Joe Maddon will bat the pitcher eighth, Olt and La Stella join Rizzo and Castro in the infield for the team's first game, with Arismendy Alcantara set to come off the bench.


Cubs' Bryant to get shot at 3B Saturday, Fowler, Coghlan healing


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/20/2015) Highly touted prospect Kris Bryant is scheduled to play third base on Saturday, according to MLB.com, while outfielders Chris Coghlan and Dexter Fowler recover from minor injuries from foul balls. 

Bryant has been dealing with a shoulder injury, and while the Cubs have been patient in bringing him along, the prospect homered in a B game Thursday. 

Coghlan and Fowler were both nicked up in Thursday's game, although both of their injuries are minor. 


Cubs OF Dexter Fowler settles on $9.5M salary for 2015 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Cubs and outfielder Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a $9.5 million salary for the 2015 season, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. It was $150,000 below the midpoint of the numbers the two sides exchanged.

Fowler was in his final year of arbitration. He made $7.35 million in 2014 with the Astros.


Cubs not ready to talk long-term deal with newly acquired Fowler


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday it is "way too early" to talk about a long-term contract for outfielder Dexter Fowler, who was acquired in a trade Monday with the Astros.

"We look forward to getting to know him," Hoyer said, per CSNChicago.com. 

The 28-year-old Fowler spent one season with the Astros after being acquired in a December 2013 trade with the Rockies. He is in his final year of arbitration after making $7.35 million in 2014.


Astros trade Dexter Fowler to Cubs for Dan Straily, Luis Valbuena


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) The Astros traded outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for starting pitcher Dan Straily and infielder Luis Valbuena.

The 28-year-old Fowler spent one season with the Astros after being acquired in a December 2013 trade with the Rockies. He is in his final year of arbitration after making $7.35 million in 2014. Fowler has a career .271/366/.419/.786 slash line over seven MLB seasons. He has a career .136 average (3 for 22) in nine career games at Wrigley Field.

The 26-year-old Straily is on the move again after Chicago acquired him in a July trade with Oakland. Straily is 13-12 with a 4.54 ERA in 48 MLB appearances (42 starts).

The 29-year-old Valbuena has spent the last three seasons with the Cubs. He hit .249 with a career-best 16 home runs, 33 doubles and 55 RBI in 149 games in 2014. He has a career .229 average over seven MLB seasons with the Mariners, Indians and Cubs.


Cubs close to acquiring Dexter Fowler from Astros


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) The Cubs are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros on Monday, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Cubs will send pitcher Dan Straily and third baseman Luis Valbuena to the Astros to complete the deal, reports Yahoo Sports.

Fowler is in his last year of arbitration eligibility and could receive more than $9 million. In 2014, Fowler hit .276 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 434 at-bats.


Report: Astros' Dexter Fowler files for $10.8 million in arbitration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has filed for $10.8 million in arbitration, with the team offering $8.5 million, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fowler is in his last year of arbitration eligibility this offseason. He hit .276/.375/.399 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 434 at-bats in 2014.


Astros tender seven arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Astros have tendered contracts to all seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline, reports the Houston Chronicle. Those players were: Catchers Jason Castro, Carlos Corporan and Hank Conger, outfielder Dexter Fowler, reliever Tony Sipp, designated hitter Chris Carter and shortstop Marwin Gonzalez.

Report: Braves/Astros discussed deal for Evan Gattis


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Braves and Astros discussed a possible trade for catcher Evan Gattis, according to FoxSports.com.

The deal comes with a twist, as Atlanta reportedly told Houston that they would have to take B.J. Upton as well. Upton still has $46.35 million on his contract, and the Astros were hesitant to take on that much money. The Braves were said to be targeting center fielder Dexter Fowler. Catcher Carlos Corporan's name also came up in conversations. 


Dexter Fowler doing well since DL activation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list during an 8-1 win Sunday at Boston. He also finished with two hits for a third straight game, two runs and one walk.

Fowler connected for his seventh home run when hit hit a solo blast off Joe Kelly in the third inning. Fowler is batting .389 (7 for 18) with one home run, two RBI, four runs and five walks in five games since his DL activation.


Dexter Fowler starts in first game off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) As expected, Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler was activated off the 15-day disabled list and returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins. He has been sidelined since late June due to an intercostal strain.