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. …Read the Rest