It’s breaking news this Monday morning. The Chicago Cubs have acquired switch-hitting centerfielder Dexter Fowler in a trade with the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handed pitcher Dan Straily.
Fowler, 28, spent the first six years of his career with the Colorado Rockies. He was traded in December 2013 to the Houston Astros in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes.
Drafted by the Rockies in 2004, Fowler made his Major League debut in 2008 and finished in the top 10 National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2009. The speedy Fowler went on to lead the league in triples in 2010. He even batted .300 on the year in 2012 when he also hit a career high 13 home runs and drove in a career high 53 runs.
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