Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 week ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

It has been a rough second half for Fowler, as he is hitting .250/.374/.375 since the All-Star break after hitting .290/.398/.483 in the first half. That on-base percentage should keep him in the lineup most days, but his lack of power of late has opened the door for him to get the occassional day off. Matt Szczur will get the start in center field and lead off Thursday.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 week ago

Fowler is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler will sit out of tonight's game as the Cubs start Matt Szczur in center field. Fowler had a solid showing in Game 1, going 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
2 weeks ago

Fowler is not in the Cubs lineup on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This looks to be just a routine day off for Fowler, who is hitting .300 with five RBI and six walks over his past 10 games for the Cubs. Expect the 30-year-old back in the lineup when the Cubs host the major league debut of Luke Weaver and the Cardinals on Saturday.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
3 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-5 with a solo home run against the A's on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler slumped a bit after his return from the DL, but he's drawing walks (seven in his last eight games) and hitting the ball better over the last week or so. For the year he's slashing .291/.400/.486 with 54 runs.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
3 weeks ago

Fowler went 3-for-4, scored twice, knocked in a run and stole a base in Tuesday's win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler had been floundering since returning from the disabled list July 22nd. He recorded three hits in his first game back but hadn't managed another multi-hit game until Tuesday's breakout performance, which ended a 4-for-27 slump. The one bright side: Fowler had an 8:9 BB:K even throughout his struggles, and the fact that he was seeing the ball so well suggests he should be able to bounce back strong.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
4 weeks ago

Fowler is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler has tallied just two hits since recording three in his first game off the disabled list a week ago, so manager Joe Maddon decided to give him a day to clear his head. Jason Heyward will man center field in Fowler's place, and Chris Coghlan will take his spot atop the order.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 month ago

Fowler went 0-for-4 Wednesday and is 1-for-17 over his last five games.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler spent a month on the DL and exploded in his first game back last Friday, but since then he has just one single to his name. His slash line is now .282/.390/.475, which is the lowest he's been this season in all three categories.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 month ago

Fowler, who was out of Sunday's lineup due to general soreness, is leading off and serving as the Cubs' DH on Monday against the White Sox, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports.

EDGE Analysis

The hamstring injury that landed Fowler on the DL earlier in the year was bothering him Sunday and the Cubs will take advantage of a series in an American League park to give him more rest Monday. The Cubs could look to deploy Fowler at DH again Tuesday, but then the Chicago series shifts to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, at which point it will be interesting to see if Fowler gets deployed in the outfield or requires more rest.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 month ago

Updating a previous report, Fowler is missing from Sunday's lineup due to "general body soreness," Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon wouldn't admit that the hamstring injury that landed Fowler on the DL earlier this year was bothering him, instead referring to the ailment as general soreness. It certainly is understandable that a 30-year-old that has played over 1,000 career games could be experiencing this type of discomfort. That being said, look for Fowler to return to the top of the batting order for Monday's series opener against the White Sox. With the game being played in an AL park, Maddon could elect to use Fowler as the DH in an effort to preserve his physical status.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 month ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler started off hot with a 3-for-4 effort in his Friday return, but cooled off with an 0-for-4 performance Saturday. He'll get the day off Sunday in an effort to preserve his health, as manager Joe Maddon will turn to Jason Heyward in center field, while Tommy La Stella leads things off for the Cubs.