Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler went 0-for-4 on both Friday and Saturday, dropping his batting average to .225, its lowest point since the season's first days.

Fowler is just 5-for-37 in July coming on the heels of a couple of poor months. Though his 53 runs, eight home runs, and 12 stolen bases have helped fantasy teams, he's been a bit of a disappoint in his first season with the Cubs. Heading into the last game before the All-Star break, Fowler is slashing just .225/.303/.364 with a 35:81 BB:K. He's still the best leadoff hitter the Cubs have, but manager Joe Maddon may have to try other options if Fowler's slump continues.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mets.

Fowler dealt with some ankle troubles earlier last week, but has since made five straight starts for the Cubs. He'll take a seat Thursday, however, giving way to Chris Denorfia in center field. Starlin Castro will move up in the order to bat leadoff.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler (ankle) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He will return to patrolling center field and hitting leadoff for the Cubs after coming off the bench for a few games due to an ankle issue. After a hot start to the season Fowler is hitting .238, but his eight home runs and 11 steals in 70 games this season already matches the totals he posted in 116 games last season, so there is some counting stat production to be had here.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler (ankle) is out of the lineup Thursday.

He has been out of the lineup in each of the last two games, but has made appearances in both contests as a pinch-hitter. Chris Denorfia gets the start in center field Thursday and Fowler should be considered day-to-day.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler (ankle) grounded out as a pinch hitter Wednesday.

Fowler sprained his ankle Monday and was out of the starting lineup Tuesday and Wednesday, but it looks like the injury is not serious enough to force a move to the DL. He should be back in the lineup soon.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler (ankle) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

A sprained ankle kept Fowler out of Tuesday's lineup, and the team is considering him day-to-day with the expectation that a DL stint will not be necessary. Fowler will remain out Wednesday, as Matt Szczur makes his second straight start in center field.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler (ankle) is day-to-day, and he may be available as a pinch hitter in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Fowler's pinch-hitting availability will be a game-time decision. He sprained his ankle during the third inning of Monday's game against the Dodgers, and he was later removed from the contest in the fifth inning. X-rays came back negative.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler (ankle) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Matt Szczur will get the start in center field after Fowler suffered a sprained ankle Monday night. The Cubs initially deemed Fowler day-to-day, but he did get an X-ray on the ankle. The team should have another update at some point Tuesday.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler has a sprained left ankle, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bad news for Fowler's fantasy owners after he left Monday's game with the injury, as sprains can potentially be multi-week issues. There's no word yet on the severity of this one, but it seems reasonably likely that Fowler will be out at least until the weekend. We'll await more of a timeline from the team.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler was lifted for a pinch hitter Monday after suffering an apparent leg injury, reports Bruce Levine of 670 The Score.

Chris Coghlan hit for Fowler and stayed in to play left field, with Matt Szczur moving over to Fowler's spot in center field. Fowler suffered the injury going back to first base following his third-inning single, but remained in the game and came around to score on Kris Bryant's home run. The Cubs will likely clarify Fowler's injury status soon.