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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%: 92/77 | Average Draft Position: 251.84
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Cubs CF Dexter Fowler back in action Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Various ailments, including a shin injury, will not keep Cubs leadoff hitter and center fielder Dexter Fowler out of the lineup Friday against the host Dodgers. The bad news is that he has to face Clayton Kershaw.

Fowler lost only a couple days to his physical issues. He returns in an 0-for-9 skid, but he ranks sixth in the majors this season with 84 runs scored.


Ailments could keep Cubs OF Dexter Fowler out through Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) A series of foul tips off various parts of his body has Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler sidelined Thursday against San Francisco and possibly beyond. He has been hit on the right hand, left elbow and right shin, per mlb.com.

Fowler might remain out Friday against the Dodgers.

"I'm not 100 percent sure yet [if he'll play Friday]," Joe Maddon said. "He's still pretty sore. There's a shot at it, yes."

Fowler was on an 0-for-9 slide before going down.


Banged-up Cubs OF Dexter Fowler gets day of rest


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday as they take on the Giants, as the center fielder gets a hard-earned day off as he fights through nagging injuries. 

Fowler bruised his hand Monday and hurt his shin Tuesday, but X-rays on both injuries came back negative. Chris Denorfia will patrol center and hit seventh. 


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler fills up the box score in win on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/13/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2 for 3 with his 12th home run of the year in Thursday's 9-2 win over the Brewers. He also doubled, walked twice and scored three runs on the afternoon.

Fowler tagged Tyler Cravy for a two-run shot in the fifth inning, and did a nice job of filling up the stat sheet on Thursday--though he was caught stealing in his only attempt in the game.

Despite the offensive out-burst, Fowler has been struggling lately. Following Thursday's performance, Fowler is batting just .211 (8 for 38) over his past 10 games.


Cubs' Dexter Fowler helps beat former team in win Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Center fielder Dexter Fowler got the party started for the Cubs on Wednesday, as he led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to put his team up 1-0 early. The Cubs would go on to beat the Rockies 3-2.

The home run, Fowler's 10th of the year, was his only hit of the afternoon. He did walk twice and score twice however. He was also caught stealing for the sixth time in 22 attempts.

Fowler has been heating up at the plate, batting .361 with two home runs over his past 10 games.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler takes a seat for Game 1 of DH


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds. Fowler had started each of the last 15 games for Chicago, batting .250 over that stretch.

He'll cede center field duties to Chris Denorfia, while Chris Coghlan moves up to the lead-off spot in the order. Fowler could return for the nightcap on Wednesday.


Cubs CF Dexter Fowler ends multihit drought Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler had his first multihit game in 17 appearances during a 7-4 win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He went 2 for 4 with his 13th double, one run, one RBI and one walk.

Fowler, who also had his 12th stolen base Tuesday, has been mired in a prolonged hitting slump. Entering play Tuesday, he had a .167 average in his previous 22 games.


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.