Report: Orioles sign Dexter Fowler to a three-year deal

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MASN’s Roch Kubatko is reporting that the Orioles have signed outfielder Dexter Fowler to a three-year deal. ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that it’s for “about $35 million”.

Having already forfeited their first round draft pick to sign Yovani Gallardo — which is still not yet official — the Orioles will now forfeit their next-highest pick (#28 overall) for signing Fowler, who turned down a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Cubs in November.

Fowler, 30 years old in March, hit .250/.346/.411 with 17 home runs (a career-high), 46 RBI, 102 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases with the Cubs this past season. Fowler is expected to handle right field at Camden Yards and will likely be the club’s leadoff hitter.

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