ANAHEIM, California. – Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler from the St. Louis Cardinals as cash or a player to be named later.
The clubs announced the deal on Thursday night.
Fowler batted. Last season in 23 games with four homers and 15 RBIs, his fourth with St. Louis. Rocky and Cobbs Sliger’s switch-hit is a .259 hitter with 127 homers and 561 RBI.
While the 35-year-old Fowler can play at all three outfield positions, he has a short-term solution in right field for the Angels, who have said they would prefer to give more minor league development time to Joe Adele and Brandon Marsh.
A 21-year-old, Adele, who is the Halos’ top prospect, struggled in his first league last season as his every-day right fielder, batting .161. Over 388 OPS with 38 games.
Fowler is involved in a $ 82 million contract in his 13th full big league season in the final year of five years. He has a $ 14.5 million salary in 2021, and St. Louis is responsible for two final 1 $ 1 million installments of his $ 10 million bonus, on July 1 and October 1.
As part of the trade, the Cardinals agreed to pay the Angels $ 12.75 million in 12 installments of $ 1,062,500 on August 15 and the last day of each month from September to April.
Fowler earned his only All-Star selection and his only World Series ring in 2016 under current Angels manager Joe Madon in Chicago. His switch-hitting abilities would give right-hand-hitting outfielders Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Adele an equivalent.
Fowler has spent just one season of his career in the American League, playing for Houston in 2014.