MLB Rumors: Dexter Fowler Staying In NL Central But With Cardinals

Dexter Fowler reportedly will remain in the National League Central, but he will not stay with the Chicago Cubs.

Fowler agreed to a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, citing sources. The center fielder’s physical will occur Friday, KSDK-TV’s Frank Cusumano confirmed with the Cardinals.

No specific numbers have been reported, but Heyman says there’s word it could be for five years and around $16 million per year.

The 30-year-old hit .276 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 2016 for the World Series champion Cubs, and he made his first All-Star Game.

Thumbnail photo via Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports Images

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