Dexter Fowler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fowler searching for multi-year deal worth $18M annually

    ESPN "As possibly the top free-agent outfielder currently available, Dexter Fowler likely won't come cheap. Fowler's camp believes they can get a multiyear deal worth $18 million per year, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals..." December 02

  • Blue Jays reportedly looking at Dexter Fowler, Adam Eaton

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have a couple of targets in mind as they aim to strengthen the top of their order. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Friday, the Blue Jays are looking at lefty-hitting leadoff men with good on-base percentages, including Chicago Cubs free agent..." November 18

  • Dexter Fowler declines Cubs' qualifying offer

    Chicago Tribune "During the same week in which some Cubs will be recognized for their individual achievements, team executives will continue to sculpt their 2017 roster. Free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler, as expected, declined the Cubs' one-year qualifying offer of $17.2 million. The Cubs will receive a..." November 14

  • Dexter Fowler will decline the Cubs’ $17.2 million qualifying offer

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder Dexter Fowler will decline the Cubs’ $17.2 million qualifying offer and become a free agent, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Fowler declined his $9 million mutual option for the 2017 season on Sunday. Though Fowler had a tough time as a free agent last offseason, he’s better..." November 09

  • Dexter Fowler Declines Mutual Option

    MLB Trade Rumors "Fowler is now officially a free agent, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (Twitter link). Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler will decline his half of a $9MM mutual option and re-enter the free-agent market, Fowler himself said on ESPN’s Sportscenter last night (via ESPN News..." November 06

  • Dexter Fowler gifts Cubs with 108 bottles of scotch

    TMZ "They've done the champagne and the beer ... but now the Chicago Cubs are getting hooked up with some fancy scotch -- courtesy of Dexter Fowler. The Cubs outfielder is gifting 108 bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label to his coaches, teammates and front office people ... so says a rep for the..." November 05

  • Dexter Fowler throws shade at Rockies after winning World Series with Cubs

    Sportsnaut "Dexter Fowler doesn’t have any love in his heart for the team that drafted him, the Colorado Rockies. Fowler and the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year World Series drought when they beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 Wednesday night. At the microphone after the Cubs’ victory parade, he threw some..." November 04

  • Dexter Fowler says he will become a free agent

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs fans might be getting their first taste of bad news after the total euphoria of a World Series win. Dexter Fowler says that he will become a free agent. Fowler signed a one-year deal this past offseason with a mutual option with the Cubs for 2017. He apparently won't be picking up..." November 03

  • Dexter Fowler becomes first black Chicago Cub in World Series "One member of the Cubs is about to make World Series history. Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler will become the first black Chicago Cub to lead-off in Game 1 of the World Series. The last time the Cubs made it all the way, was two-years before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues." October 24

  • No All-Star return from DL for Fowler, after all

    Chicago Sun-Times "After batting four times as the DH in a minor-league rehab game Friday, center fielder Dexter Fowler pulled the plug on his effort to fast-track his return from the disabled list in time to play in Tuesday’s All-Star game. The Cubs say their leadoff hitter suffered no setback with his..." July 10

  • Dexter Fowler will stay on DL list when Cubs return home Monday

    Chicago Tribune "Less than two weeks after center fielder Dexter Fowler was placed on the 15-day disabled list as no more than a precautionary measure, the Cubs' leadoff hitter likely won't return until next weekend. "I haven't really penciled him in to do anything yet until I get some more confirmation from..." July 03

  • Cubs place Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs have placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list due to right hamstring discomfort, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports. The club recalled pitcher Carl Edwards, Jr. from Triple-A Iowa. Fowler left Saturday’s game against the Pirates after tweaking his hamstring..." June 21

  • Cubs hope Fowler's hamstring issue not serious "There was no official word on Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler's status after he left Saturday's 4-3 win against the Pirates after the first inning with right hamstring discomfort. Fowler grounded out to third to lead off the bottom of the first and struggled running down the first-base line...." June 19