Los Angeles Angels
Angels Acquire Dexter Fowler
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
Fowler, 34, hit .233 while belting 4 homeruns and 15 RBIs over 23 games for the Cardinals last season. Fowler spent the past four seasons with the Cardinals, and will bring switch-hitting and outfield flexibility to the Angels outfield.
“He’s an outstanding human being, and he’s a high-energy player,” Angels general manager Perry Minasian said. “Over a 162-game season, energy is important, and this guy brings that smile, that energy on a daily basis. And we still think he can play. We think there’s a lot left in the tank. The homework we’ve done, he’s put in a ton of work this offseason. For him to waive his no-trade clause … it’s an honor.”
“We like [Fowler] in right field, and we feel like offensively he’s going to bring a lot to the lineup,” Minasian said. “We feel really good about Jo. We think Jo is going to have an outstanding career, and we feel like at some point this year, he’s going to impact this club.”
“We want a certain type of player, and I think Joe and I are really aligned in this,” Minasian said. “We want a certain type of makeup, a certain mentality, and him putting his stamp on those players make them more desirable.”