Cubs News: Dexter Fowler to undergo MRI on Sunday

Cubs News: Dexter Fowler to undergo MRI on Sunday

by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Cubs centerfielder Dexter Fowler pulled up lame while running to first base after hitting a ground ball in the first inning on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fowler left the game with some right hamstring discomfort and was replaced by rookie Albert Almora Jr. in center field. Fowler was evaluated by doctors and we will have an MRI on Sunday.

"Not bad, not awful, just sore," Maddon said to reporters. "But we have to check it out to make sure."

Maddon had a quick message from Fowler to his fans around baseball.

"He also wants to let the fan base know to continue to vote for him for the All-Star Game," Maddon said.

If Fowler will miss some extended time, Albert Almora Jr. and Matt Szczur are two quality backups that are waiting in the wings.

For the season, Fowler is batting .290 with seven home runs, 28 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .398. In his career, he is a .269 batter with 72 homers and 319 RBIs.

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