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Jan 23, 2015
Cubs and OF Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.

Cubs, Dexter Fowler agree to terms

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and newly-acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced Friday. The Cubs picked up Fowler, 28, in a trade with the Houston Astros earlier this week for infielder Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily. Fowler is expected to be the Cubs' starting center fielder after hitting .276 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 2014. The deal is for $9.5 million, as the Cubs inherited Fowler’s arbitration case from the Astros.
Rotoworld Jan 23, 2015

Cubs, Dexter Fowler settle at $9.5 million - Dexter Fowler (OF) Chicago Cubs

Cubs and OF Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.
KFFL Jan 23, 2015

Cubs | Dexter Fowler avoids arbitration

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million deal ...
Twinkie Town Jan 21, 2015

Potential Twins outfield targets coming off the market

Dexter Fowler, Nori Aoki, and Colby Rasmus are now off the market. Coming into the off-season, there were relatively few areas of focus for the front office: finding a starting pitcher, and finding an outfielder. The Twins have addressed these needs, but it seems like a lot of our early-winter guess work missed the mark. To different amounts we spoke about Dexter Fowler, Nori Aoki, and Colby Rasmus over the last couple of months. We considered Aoki and Rasmus to be Minnesota's two top targets on the free agent market as far as outfielders were concerned, but bringing in Torii Hunter put an...
Northwest Herald Jan 19, 2015

Fowler traded from Astros to Cubs for Valbuena, Straily

HOUSTON – The Cubs hope Dexter Fowler will provide outfield strength and spark at the top of the batting order.
Houston Chronicle Jan 19, 2015

Astros not finished on moves after Dexter Fowler trade

The Dexter Fowler trade doesn’t leave the Astros’ winter wrapped up. “We’re happy with the team the way it is today, but we’re not going to stop working on stuff because we feel like there’s still some free agents out there that are interesting that can help our club, and there’s still some clubs potentially […]
The Cub Reporter Jan 19, 2015

Cubs Try Not To Fowl It Up

The Cubs hinted at getting an outfielder that could play CF or LF just over a week ago and today they finalized a deal for about the only player that made sense to fit that role. The Cubs sent Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. Hard to find a way to not like this deal, but I'm sure some will find a way. In Fowler, the Cubs get a switch-hitting center fielder with a career .366 OBP and a 12.5% BB rate. Yeah, some of that is BABIP and Coors Field driven and his projections have him more in the .345 OBP range which is still plenty good out of the lead off spot. ...
Cincinnati.com Jan 19, 2015
Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

Outfielder Dexter Fowler has been traded to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily.         
Houston Chronicle Jan 19, 2015

Jon Singleton on Dexter Fowler: ‘He was a huge leader’

Seconds after the Astros announced they had traded Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, first baseman Jon Singleton expressed appreciation for the veteran center fielder who guided him through a rough rookie season last year. Singleton and George Springer, who spent much of his free time in Houston last year at Fowler’s home, were two of […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 19, 2015

Dexter Fowler: Astros never talked long-term deal

Dexter Fowler, who was traded to the Cubs on Monday, said the Astros never talked about a long-term contract for him. “We didn’t really talk about contract stuff — more going through the arbitration process and that whole thing,” Fowler said. “Obviously I’m going to be a free agent next year so I guess that […]

Rapid Reaction: Fowler a big addition

CHICAGO -- Make no mistake, the acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler by the Chicago Cubs on Monday elevates their offense more than any other move this offseason. Fowler’s impressive .366 career on-base percentage is exactly the same number he produced batting leadoff throughout his seven-year career with both Colorado and Houston. The Cubs need that in a big way -- as last season they ranked 28th in baseball in getting on base. That includes their centerfielders, who ranked dead last in baseball in on-base percentage at .
Rotoworld Jan 19, 2015

Straily reportedly part of Fowler trade - Dan Straily (R) Chicago Cubs

The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slussler has reported that Dan Straily could be on the move from the Cubs to the Astros in a deal for Dexter Fowler.
KFFL Jan 19, 2015

Cubs | Dexter Fowler traded to Cubs

Houston Astros OF Dexter Fowler was acquired by the Chicago Cubs for SP Dan Straily ...
KFFL Jan 19, 2015

Cubs | Cubbies close to landing Dexter Fowler

Houston Astros OF Dexter Fowler is close to being acquired by the Chicago Cubs.
KFFL Jan 14, 2015

Astros | Dexter Fowler not being traded

Houston Astros OF Dexter Fowler reportedly will not be in a potential trade to the ...

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