Update: Fowler Deal In Baltimore Never Finalized, Headed Back To Cubs
Odd turn of events.
Update: 7:40 am
It was reported on Wednesday that Dexter Fowler had agreed on a three-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles, but based on the outfielder’s agent, Casey Close who put out a statement to the media on Thursday night, the Orioles and his client never reached an agreement and never came close to signing with Baltimore.
In his Casey Closes’ own words:
“Both the Orioles front office and members of the media were so busy recklessly spreading rumors that they forgot or simply chose not to concern themselves with the truth. Dexter Fowler never reached agreement with the Orioles and did not come close to signing with the club; any suggestion otherwise is only a continuation of an already disturbing trend.”
An odd turn of events has Fowler resigning with the Cubs for one year worth approximately $8 million in 2016 and a $9 million mutual option for 2017.
Original Post: Feb 24th
The Baltimore Orioles and free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed on a three-year contract, approximately worth $33 million according to MLB.com.
This will be Fowler’s ninth season in the majors, as he played six with the Colorado Rockies, and one each with the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs.
In 2015, he had his best power surge, launching 17 home runs for the Cubs, while helping to lead them to a postseason bid and just one series away from the World Series.
Fowler was traded on December 3, 2013 from the Rockies to the Astros and then on January 19, 2015 he was sent from the Astros to the Cubs. The recent signing with the Orioles has given him the highest salary so far in his young career, at roughly $11 million per year.