Social Navigation

Dexter Fowler Leaves Game with Hamstring Discomfort (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs News

After his first at bat of the game, a groundout to third base, Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler exited with the trainer:

As we’ve seen already with Matt Szczur, Jorge Soler, Jason Hammel, and Tommy La Stella, hamstring issues and/or injuries can be a tricky thing, the prognosis for which varies wildly. For that reason, and because we don’t really know any details just yet, I won’t speculate on whether he’s going to miss time, how long he’ll miss, who would replace him on the roster, etc. It’s way too early for that.


Let’s just see what else comes out tonight and tomorrow morning, and whether the discomfort is sufficient to lead to an MRI. Then we go from there.


For tonight, Fowler was replaced in center field by Albert Almora Jr.

UPDATE: The MRI is coming tomorrow:


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.


Bleacher Nation Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Bleacher Nation is a private media site, and it is not affiliated in any way with Major League Baseball or the Chicago Cubs. Neither MLB nor the Chicago Cubs have endorsed, supported, directed, or participated in the creation of the content at this site, or in the creation of the site itself. It's just a media site that happens to cover MLB and the Chicago Cubs.

Bleacher Nation is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to