Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 days ago

Fowler (groin) is back in the lineup Friday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

This does not come as a surprise, as Fowler was available to pinch hit in Thursday's game. He will be back in his traditional spot atop the Cubs' lineup while manning center field against the Reds.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 days ago

Fowler (groin) was available as a pinch hitter Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. "If I had to play, I probably could," the center fielder said.

Fowler never got into the game, but it sounds like the injury that forced him out of Wednesday's game is a minor one. Kris Bryant handled center Thursday, but expect Fowler back in the outfield Friday or Saturday.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 days ago

Fowler (groin) is out of the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

He was removed from Wednesday's game with what sounded like a minor groin injury, but will get the day off Thursday. In a bit of a stunner, Kris Bryant will replace Fowler in center field Thursday. Consider Fowler questionable for Friday's game in Cincinnati.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 4 days ago

Fowler (groin) was taken from the game as a precaution.

Fowler is not sure if he will be able to play Thursday afternoon yet. He said that his injury did not prevent him from running. He can be considered a game-time decision on Thursday.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 4 days ago

The issue that forced Fowler from Wednesday's game was right groin tightness, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

Before leaving the game, Fowler had gone 1-for-1 with a bunt hit and his fourth steal of the year. There's no early indication of the injury's seriousness.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 4 days ago

Fowler left Wednesday's game due to right groin tightness, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Fowler reached base and recorded a steal in his first at-bat of the evening, but was later replaced by Chris Denorfia in the third inning. Consider the outfielder day-to-day for the time being, with Denorfia representing the most likely candidate for extra reps if Fowler has to miss a few days of action.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 4 days ago

Fowler was lifted for a pinch hitter in the third inning of Wednesday's game, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

It's uncertain what forced Fowler from the game, but look for the Cubs to provide some details before the end of the night. Fowler reached on a bunt single in his first at-bat and stole second base, but Chris Denorfia then hit for him his next time up.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-3 with two triples, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Rockies.

The former Rockies outfielder certainly looked comfortable in his return to Coors Field, reaching base in all but one of his plate appearances. Fowler is still only upholding a .188 batting average and .278 on-base percentage for the season after Saturday's performance, but once those numbers gradually creep closer to his career norms, the run totals should start piling up. As the leadoff hitter in a lineup that includes Jorge Soler, Anthony Rizzo, and soon, star prospect Kris Bryant, Fowler should be poised to deliver plenty of value to fantasy owners.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-3 with two triples, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Rockies.

The former Rockies outfielder certainly looked comfortable in his return to Coors Field, reaching base in all but one of his plate appearances. Fowler is still only upholding a .188 batting average and .278 on-base percentage for the season after Saturday's performance, but once those numbers gradually creep closer to his career norms, the run totals should start piling up. As the leadoff hitter in a lineup that includes Jorge Soler, Anthony Rizzo, and soon, star prospect Kris Bryant, Fowler should be poised to deliver plenty of value to fantasy owners.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler (back) went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts against the Cardinals on Opening Night.

Fowler went for extra bases in his first at-bats as a member of the Cubs, and though he didn't do much else, there was nothing to suggest the back issue he dealt with Friday inhibited his play. He should be fine moving forward.