Outfielder Dexter Fowler Announces His Retirement from MLB After 14 Seasons

Dexter Fowler with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017
Dexter Fowler with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017. Photo by Austin Mcafee/Csm/Shutterstock (8560152k)

Outfielder Dexter Fowler announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from professional baseball. Fowler walks away at the age of 36, having spent 14 seasons in MLB.

Fowler made the announcement on his social media, saying that he’s “proud to look back on my career knowing that I played the game the right way and did my best to make a positive impact beyond the win.”

Fowler is most known for helping the Chicago Cubs to World Series win in 2016, which ended the franchise’s 108-year championship drought. He earned an All-Star nod during the regular season and then played a key role in the playoff run that included hitting a leadoff home run in the pivotal Game 7 of the championship series against the Cleveland Indians.

Fowler spent the majority of the 2021 season out with an ACL injury. He returned in 2022 by signing a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, but left the franchise after playing just three games with its Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.

Besides the Cubs, Dexter Fowler also played with the Colorado Rockies, the Houston Astros, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Angels in the majors. He retires with a .259 batting average, 127 home runs, and 517 RBIs.

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