After helping the Chicago Cubs end their long championship drought, center fielder Dexter Fowler finalized an $82.5-million, five-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Fowler fills the last big hole left in the Cardinals lineup after moves made earlier in the off-season to shore up the bullpen.
“It was an honor just to be considered to be in the Cardinals organization,” said Fowler, who will wear No. 25 in honor of his mentor, Barry Bonds, because his usual 24 is retired by the Cardinals.
“You play against the Cardinals, I've been playing against them for eight years now,” Fowler said, “and they always come...