Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
23 hours 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
6 days ago

Fowler went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs and three RBI Friday at the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

In his debut from the disabled list, Fowler (hamstring) launched his eighth homer of 2016 to lead off the game, helping the Cubs pick up a road victory. With his strong return to the lineup, he's now slashing .298/.405/.504 on the season.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
7 days ago

Fowler (hamstring) was activated from the DL and is back in the lineup Friday against the Brewers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Albert Almora was sent back to Triple-A Iowa to free up a roster spot for the returning Fowler. As expected, Fowler and his .398 on-base percentage will slot back in atop the order immediately against right-hander Jimmy Nelson. Fowler wasn't running much before hitting the shelf -- his last stolen base came back on May 8 -- but he's been a very well-rounded asset for fantasy owners so far this season.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
7 days ago

Fowler (hamstring) is expected to be activated for Friday's game against the Brewers, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The roster move has not yet been made, but it sounds like Fowler will be back in center field and atop the order to face right-hander Jimmy Nelson in Friday's series opener. Fowler played in both games of Triple-A Iowa's doubleheader on Wednesday, going a combined 1-for-5 with a double, a walk and two strikeouts. His .881 OPS so far this season represents a career best for the 30-year-old.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 week ago

Fowler (hamstring) could return to the Cubs as early as this weekend's series against the Brewers in Milwaukee, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cubs GM Jedd Hoyer commented during a radio interview Thursday that Fowler still has to be evaluated, but if his hamstring checks out, he's expected to join the club in Milwaukee. It's unclear if he'd return to the lineup for the series-opener Friday, but at this point it looks as though he'll factor back into the mix sometime over the three-game set.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
1 week ago

Fowler (hamstring) had the start of his rehab assignment pushed back a day as the Iowa Cubs were rained out on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon had said previously that he expected Fowler to make it back to the major league roster by the end of this week and one rainout is unlikely to force a change of plans, although the skipper acknowledged that he "didn't know exactly" when Fowler would be activated. The 30-year-old Fowler posted an OBP just south of .400 in 64 games before landing on the DL in mid-June and there's no doubt he will slot back in atop the batting order upon his return.

Dexter Fowler
CF CHC
2 weeks ago

Fowler (hamstring) is headed to Triple-A Iowa on Monday to begin his rehab assignment Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a good sign for the Cubs as well as fantasy owners as it appears Fowler is close to being ready to rejoin the big league team. The 30-year-old was hitting .290/.398/.483 with seven home runs and 28 RBI and 41 runs through 64 games before suffering his hamstring injury.