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Dexter Fowler

Cubs put Dexter Fowler on the DL

Cubs put Dexter Fowler on the DL

Center fielder Dexter Fowler was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs because of a right hamstring injury. The move is retroactive to Sunday.

Fowler, who is batting .290, was injured while running out a grounder in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

“Ultimately, we knew it was going to be something that was going to sideline him for at least the next handful of games, week or so,” General Manager Jed Hoyer said. “When that’s the case, playing short-handed for what would be a significant part of a DL stint doesn’t make a lot of sense. Dexter was great about it. I think he’s in good spirits. I...