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Dexter Fowler spurns Orioles offer, agrees to deal with Cubs

Dexter Fowler spurns Orioles offer, agrees to deal with Cubs

Outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to stay with the Chicago Cubs, spurning a $33-million, three-year offer from the Baltimore Orioles to accept a $13-million, one-year deal with Chicago that includes a mutual option for 2017.

Fowler, 29, turned down a $15.8-million, one-year qualifying offer from the Cubs in November to test the free-agent market. He hit .250 in 156 games last year and set career highs in many offensive categories as the Cubs reached the National League Championship Series.

The Cubs cleared some space in their outfield and budget by trading outfielder Chris Coghlan to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Aaron...

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