The Angels made a late move on Thursday night, acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the St. Louis Cardinals.
This is definitely an interesting move, as the Angels weren’t really in need of an outfielder. They currently have Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Jo Adell in their outfield. If I were to guess, Adell might be starting the season in the minors to develop his game after a disappointing rookie campaign.
The Angels will be sending a player to be named later, thus being a salary dump for St. Louis. Fowler will reunite with Joe Maddon, who was his manager when the two were in Chicago with the Cubs.
Here are the details in regards to how much of his salary the Cardinals will be paying.
The Cardinals are paying the Angels $12.75 million as part the deal for Dexter Fowler, so St. Louis is paying all but $1.75 million of Fowler's entire 2021 salary.— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) February 5, 2021
It’s been a rough stretch recently for Fowler. Over his last three years, Fowler is hitting .218 with an OPS of .690. In 271 games, he has 31 home run and 113 RBI to go along with 36 doubles. He appeared in only 31 games last season in St. Louis and hit .233.
Fowler will be 35 this season.