Cardinals Placing Dexter Fowler on the Injured List as a COVID-19 Precaution

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Cardinals Placing Dexter Fowler on the Injured List as a COVID-19 Precaution

Chicago Cubs

Bummer news for an old friend – one of our favorite old friends – and I hope that all is well with Dexter Fowler.

The Cardinals outfielder is going to be out for a while under unique circumstances:

Fowler, 34, has actually hit very well for the Cardinals this year, but has been battling a stomach issue that now has him on medication that could compromise his immune system. That puts him at a higher COVID-19 risk, so the Cardinals are doing the safe thing and putting him on the IL. Really sucks for Fowler – and it ain’t great for the Cardinals’ depth as they try to play 33 games in the next 26 days – but it seems like the safe thing to do.

The IL placement will mean Fowler misses this weekend’s five-game set with the Cubs, the last time the teams will meet this year.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.