Dexter Fowler Reportedly Agrees to Terms on a Three-Year, $33 Million Contract with the Orioles
Buster Olney reported Fowler’s deal is worth “about $35 million.”
Updated 8:05pm CST – According to Jon Heyman, Dexter Fowler agreed to terms on a three-year, $33 million contract and its pending a physical which is never a given when it comes to the Orioles.
Once Fowler’s contract is official, the Cubs will receive a compensation pick that they will surrender for signing Jason Heyward earlier in the off-season.
The Cubs will end up forfeiting their first round pick and compensation pick for signing John Lackey and Jason Heyward. The Cubs basically get their second round pick, and slot money, back by Fowler signing with the Orioles.
Dexter Fowler is expected to play right field and hit leadoff for Buck Showalter and the Orioles.
The Cubs acquired Fowler last January from the Astros for RHP Dan Straily and INF Luis Valbuena. Fowler made quite the impression in what will be his only season with the Cubs. And he hit one of the biggest homers of the year for the young team when he beat the Rockies in his return to Colorado.
Fowler batted .250/.346/.411 in 156 games with 29 doubles, eight triples and 17 home runs for a .757 OPS. Fowler set career highs in runs scored (102), home runs (17) and games played (156).
In a reversal of roles, Dexter Fowler signed with the Orioles to play right field and Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs and will play center field.
Will update as more information is made available …