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Dexter Fowler retires after 14 seasons

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Outfielder Dexter Fowler announced his retirement after 14 seasons, which included an All-Star appearance and a World Series victory with the Chicago Cubs in 2016.

"I'm mostly proud to look back at my career knowing that I played the game the right way and did my best to make a positive impact beyond the win," Fowler said in a statement on his Twitter account.

Fowler began his career in Colorado, spending six seasons with the Rockies. He was dealt to the Houston Astros ahead of the 2014 campaign and spent one season with the club.

Fowler's career blossomed in 2015 after he was acquired by the Cubs in a trade. He reached his first and only All-Star game in 2016 and helped the Cubs snap their 108-year World Series drought that same year. Fowler became the first player in history to hit a leadoff home run in a World Series Game 7.

Following the 2016 campaign, Fowler signed a five-year, $82.5-million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. He would spend four seasons in St. Louis before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Angels in 2021.

The 36-year-old finishes his career with a .259/.358/.417 slash line, 127 home runs, 517 RBIs, and 149 stolen bases across 1,460 games.

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