Fowler, Cardinals Agree To 5 Year/$82.5 Million
- Updated: December 9, 2016
Updated Post: 5:00 pm
The Cardinals announced on Friday that the contract would be a 5-year deal, but had yet to release the amount of the salary. But per MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal, the terms of the deal will be $82.5 Million, which also includes a full no-trade clause.
Original Post: 9:35 am
There is a report on several media outlets that Dexter Fowler and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed on a contract. The details of the deal have yet to be received, but it has been noted that Fowler passed a team physical on Thursday.
The Cardinals have a news conference scheduled for 11:00 AM ET to discuss details of the deal, which means that Fowler will not be making an about-face to the Cubs as he did last season, when it was reported that he was joining the Baltimore Orioles, only to return back to the Cubs. The decision was a perfect match, as he helped Chicago win their first World Series Title in 108 years.
Now Fowler will take his talents to the NL Central rival, as they look to dethrone the Cubs.
Fowler, 30, batted .276, with 84 runs, 25 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs, 48 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 79 walks in 125 games.
Overall, the All-Star outfielder, has a .268 career batting average, with 623 runs, 195 doubles, 72 triples, 78 home runs, 339 RBIs, 127 stolen bases and 554 walks in nine major league seasons.
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