Dexter Fowler CF CHC 6 days ago

Fowler had two hits, an RBI, and his ninth stolen base of the season in a win over the Pirates on Friday.

Fowler has always had good wheels and the ability to get on base, but he's never had gaudy stolen-base totals, topping out at 27 with the Rockies in 2009. Now less than a quarter of the way through the season, he's on pace for more than 40 steals.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 week ago

Fowler went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Fowler started off the season by running a lot, but had a slow opening in terms of swinging the bat, as he was hitting just .250 with no homers as of May 7. A week later, he's up to .271, having gone 9-for-25 (.360) with two his homers and nine runs scored in the last seven games.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-4 with two doubles in the 12-4 loss to Milwaukee Saturday.

Fowler also scored a run in the game and has been a sneaky fantasy option atop the Cubs lineup. Fowler is more valuable in OBP leagues as he has a good eye and has posted a .339 OBP on the season thus far.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Thursday.

It's just a day off for Fowler as he has been playing almost everyday and is in a bit of a mini slump. Fowler has three hits in his last 26 at-bats and has gone down on strikes eight times over that stretch. Matt Szczur will get the start in center field Thursday.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler is hitting second in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

This is much more of a move meant to affect Jorge Soler (the new leadoff man) than Fowler, who is on a seven-game hitting streak and now at a .296/.367/.432 line with six steals. Adjust your runs and RBI expectations accordingly for the day, as Fowler will now be surrounded by solid hitters on both sides. This isn't likely to be a long-term move.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.