ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 4, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this evening that they have traded veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations.
“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 the community,” said Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. “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.”
The switch-hitting Fowler played in 389 games for the Cardinals from 2017-20, and had a career-best 19 home runs and 67 RBI during the 2019 season, as the Cardinals advanced to the National League Championship Series.
Fowler, 34, will be a free agent following the upcoming 2021 season.
With tonight’s trade announcement, the Cardinals 40-man Major League roster currently stands at 36, including outfielders Harrison Bader, Dylan Carlson, Austin Dean, Tyler O’Neill, Lane Thomas and Justin Williams.