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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%: 82/57 | Average Draft Position: 252.54
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Cubs CF Dexter Fowler not in Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was held out of Thursday's lineup at the New York Mets, according to MLB Lineups.

Fowler was replaced in center field by Chris Denorfia, who will bat sixth. Over his last 12 games, Fowler is hitting .175 with one home run and four RBI.

The Cubs are the underdogs (+125) at New York on Thursday.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler returns to lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler has returned to action for the Friday night game against the Cardinals after missing three starts with an ankle injury.

He did earn one at-bat in two of those games, but without a hit. He is in a 7-for-43 slide since June 12.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler misses third straight start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler missed a third straight start Thursday against the Dodgers due to an ankle injury. 

Fowler has been able to pinch-hit Tuesday and Wednesday. He is batting .247 with one triple, two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and 14 runs, seven walks and 17 strikeouts in 22 June games.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler (ankle) still out on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler remains sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. Fowler is dealing with an ankle injury that also cost him Tuesday's ballgame. 

Chris Denorfia is filling in at the leadoff spot, while Matt Szczur handles center field once again on Wednesday.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler (ankle) not in lineup Tuesday vs. Dodgers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers. The speedy Fowler exited Monday's game due to an ankle injury, and it seems as though the ailment has not cleared up enough for him to start on Tuesday.

Chris Coghlan will assume leadoff duties, while Matt Szczur starts in center field on Tuesday. Fowler is considered day-to-day. He underwent X-rays which came back negative. He is available to pinch hit on Tuesday, according to the Daily Herald.


Cubs OF Dexter Fowler leaves game with sprained ankle


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler was forced to leave Monday's game against the Dodgers due to a sprained left ankle, the cluba announced. 

Fowler had to leave the game and was pinch-hit for in the fifth inning. Fowler's day ended 1 for 2 from the plate with a single. He now has a slash line of .243/.320/.397. 


Cubs' Dexter Fowler hits grand slam in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over Minnesota. 

Fowler hit a 2-1 pitch to right field for his second career grand slam and first since September 1, 2012. 

Fowler hit his eighth homer of the year and first since June 11. He went 1 for 5 on the day and reached 22 RBI on the year. 


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler hits seventh home run of season in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler has been on fire at the plate as of late, and that continued in his team's 6-3 win over the Reds on Thursday.

Fowler went 2 for 4 with a home run, an RBI and a walk. He extended his current hitting streak to seven games.

Fowler is hitting .366 with a home run and three RBI in his last seven games.


Cubs OF Dexter Fowler trying to emerge from prolonged slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts during a 6-0 loss Tuesday at Detroit. Fowler has now hit safely in five straight games and 7 of 8 to begin June.

Fowler is batting .294 (10 for 34) with one double, one RBI, one walk, seven runs and eight strikeouts in June. Despite his recent surge, Fowler is still batting just .195 in his last 21 games. His average has dropped from .274 to .244 in that span.


Cubs LF Chris Coghlan batting leadoff for second time this year


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Cubs left fielder Chris Coghlan will bat leadoff on Wednesday against the Nationals for just the second time this season, the team announced.

Coghlan, who normally bats seventh, takes Dexter Fowler's place atop the order with Fowler moving to cleanup. Coghlan has hit leadoff more than any other slot in the batting order in his career and is hitting .285 with 22 home runs and 114 RBI.


Cubs OF Dexter Fowler blasts HR in win over Nationals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler hit an early home run in Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the Nationals. 

Fowler went yard in the bottom of the first inning on a 2-2 pitch to right field. It gave Fowler his sixth homer of the season. Fowler finished the game 1 for 4 and snapped a two game hitless streak. 

He now has a slash line of .251/.342/.433. 


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler starts again on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) 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.