Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 week ago

Fowler (leg) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

Fowler was a little banged up after fouling a ball of his leg earlier in the week, but he appears to be fine. Though he's batting just .208 this spring in 24 at-bats, he's drawn five walks, raising his OBP to .387. He's set to be the regular leadoff man for the Cubs this year.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler is day-to-day after fouling a ball of his leg, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

This doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Fowler's place on the team is secure.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 months ago

Fowler and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Fowler was traded to Chicago earlier this week after spending last season with the Astros. He figures to serve as the Cubs' primary center fielder and leadoff hitter in 2015.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 months ago

Fowler is close to being traded to the Cubs, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports.

This move will give the Cubs a strong lead-off man as far as OBP goes and a veteran presence to help them transition to a competitive level. Fowler hasn't registered an OBP below .360 since 2010 and reached double digits in stolen bases every full year he has played. The starting center fielder currently penciled in for the Cubs is former well-regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara, who will likely move into a super-utility role going forward. On the Astros' side, Robbie Grossman or Jake Marisnick will likely take over center field.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 6 months ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

This wraps a strong season for Fowler, who hit .275/.375/.399 for his new team. With one year of team control left, the Astros will likely hope they can extend the 28-year-old, unless they are really confident Jake Marisnick's .272 batting average with the team will hold up in the coming years. Marisnick will start at center in Fowler's place.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 6 months ago

Fowler is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Fowler will take a seat after starting in the team's last ten games. He's had a solid year for the Astros when healthy, slashing .273/.371/.397. Jake Marisnick will start in center in his place.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 months ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Fowler will take a day of rest Saturday against the Angels for the first time since Aug. 13, when he returned from the disabled list. Alex Presley will start in center field for the Astros on Saturday and will bat fifth.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 months ago

Fowler reached base four times Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored in the Astros' 8-3 win over the Angels.

Fowler's .383 OBP leads Houston and would rank eighth overall in MLB if he had enough at-bats to qualify among the leaders. The 28-year-old outfielder isn't lighting the world on fire for fantasy purposes, but he has seven multi-hit games (out of 19) since he returned from a back injury on August 13 and has shown elite plate discipline with a 14 percent walk rate this season.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 months ago

Fowler went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-1 win over Boston.

Fowler is 7-for-18 (.389) with five walks and four runs scored in five games with the Astros since returning from the DL on August 13.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 8 months ago

Fowler (back) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday and is in the starting lineup.

As expected, Fowler will return to the lineup, and will bat in the cleanup spot for the Astros on Wednesday. Now that he has returned, it will be interesting to see what the Astros decide to do in the outfield. Marc Krauss is the odd man out Wednesday, with Jake Marisnick sliding over to right field, Robbie Grossman moving to left and Fowler playing center.