Cardinals Trades Fowler to the Angels

Cardinals trade Dexter Fowler to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.


Dexter Fowler bats for St. Louis Cardinals

Briauna Swinford, Reporter

On late Thursday night, the Cardinals struck a deal with the Los Angeles Angels trading right fielder Dexter Fowler for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Fowler was signed a 5-year, $82.4 million contract before the 2017 season. Fowler was set to earn $14.5 million in 2021. His contract including a no-trade clause, which he ignored to be able to reunite with the current manager Joe Maddon.

The Cardinals will be sending $12.75 million to L.A.

“We are extremely grateful for everything that Dexter has done for us over the past four years, both on the field and with his generous work in with the community,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said to

Trading Fowler made sense considering that he had no clear path of consistent playing time. This will clear up playing time for Harrison Bader, Dylan Carlson, and Tyler O’Neill. Fowler will likely play right field for the Angels.

“With the expectation that we will have plenty of competition in the outfield this season, and with Dexter’s approaching free agency, we felt that this deal made the most sense for all parties,” Mozeliak said.

For the first time since 2017, Fowler will not be featured in the Cardinals outfield.