• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cubs CF Dexter Fowler catching a break against Reds

    Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is out of the lineup Wednesday in Cincinnati.It appears to be just a typical day off for Fowler as his team gears up for the playoffs. Austin Jackson will take over in the outfield and hit second in the lineup with Kyle Schwarber getting the chance to lead off for only the second time in his short career.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cubs hold outfielder Dexter Fowler out of Saturday's lineup

    Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals. It's a rare day off for Fowler, who is one of several non-righties to see the bench Saturday against Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. Yes, Wacha is right-handed, but his career splits have him clearly more effective against left-handed hitters, so this is a move from Joe Maddon playing the statistics. Austin Jackson will get the start in center field.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Cubs OF Dexter Fowler drives in one run in Tuesday's win

    Cubs OF Dexter Fowler went 1 for 5 with an RBI double in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Pirates. Fowler extended his hitting streak to seven games and has reached base safely in 12 of 14 September contests. Although his batting average has experienced a slight regression in his first season in Chicago, Fowler has set a career best in homers and is currently posting the third highest number of doubles of his eight-year career, while also contributing eighteen steals. The veteran outfielder has additionally worked a career-high 75 walks, making him a solid table setter for the Cubs the majority of the season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cubs CF Dexter Fowler back in action Friday

    Various ailments, including a shin injury, will not keep Cubs leadoff hitter and center fielder Dexter Fowler out of the lineup Friday against the host Dodgers. The bad news is that he has to face Clayton Kershaw. Fowler lost only a couple days to his physical issues. He returns in an 0-for-9 skid, but he ranks sixth in the majors this season with 84 runs scored.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Ailments could keep Cubs OF Dexter Fowler out through Friday

    A series of foul tips off various parts of his body has Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler sidelined Thursday against San Francisco and possibly beyond. He has been hit on the right hand, left elbow and right shin, per mlb.com. Fowler might remain out Friday against the Dodgers. "I'm not 100 percent sure yet [if he'll play Friday]," Joe Maddon said. "He's still pretty sore. There's a shot at it, yes." Fowler was on an 0-for-9 slide before going down.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Banged-up Cubs OF Dexter Fowler gets day of rest

    Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday as they take on the Giants, as the center fielder gets a hard-earned day off as he fights through nagging injuries. Fowler bruised his hand Monday and hurt his shin Tuesday, but X-rays on both injuries came back negative. Chris Denorfia will patrol center and hit seventh.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs CF Dexter Fowler fills up the box score in win on Thursday

    Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2 for 3 with his 12th home run of the year in Thursday's 9-2 win over the Brewers. He also doubled, walked twice and scored three runs on the afternoon. Fowler tagged Tyler Cravy for a two-run shot in the fifth inning, and did a nice job of filling up the stat sheet on Thursday--though he was caught stealing in his only attempt in the game. Despite the offensive out-burst, Fowler has been struggling lately. Following Thursday's performance, Fowler is batting just .211 (8 for 38) over his past 10 games.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs' Dexter Fowler helps beat former team in win Wednesday

    Center fielder Dexter Fowler got the party started for the Cubs on Wednesday, as he led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to put his team up 1-0 early. The Cubs would go on to beat the Rockies 3-2. The home run, Fowler's 10th of the year, was his only hit of the afternoon. He did walk twice and score twice however. He was also caught stealing for the sixth time in 22 attempts. Fowler has been heating up at the plate, batting .361 with two home runs over his past 10 games.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs CF Dexter Fowler takes a seat for Game 1 of DH

    Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds. Fowler had started each of the last 15 games for Chicago, batting .250 over that stretch. He'll cede center field duties to Chris Denorfia, while Chris Coghlan moves up to the lead-off spot in the order. Fowler could return for the nightcap on Wednesday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cubs CF Dexter Fowler ends multihit drought Tuesday

    Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler had his first multihit game in 17 appearances during a 7-4 win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He went 2 for 4 with his 13th double, one run, one RBI and one walk. Fowler, who also had his 12th stolen base Tuesday, has been mired in a prolonged hitting slump. Entering play Tuesday, he had a .167 average in his previous 22 games.