This morning, 14-year MLB veteran Dexter Fowler announced his retirement from the game of baseball as a player.
The 36-year-old made his MLB debut in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies.
He also played for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Los Angeles Angels.
The star outfielder was a key piece in the Cubs’ run to their first World Series title since 1908.
He was most recently in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
On Twitter, veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright, one of his teammates in St. Louis, congratulated him on a great career and expressed his gratitude for having the opportunity to play with him and watch him compete.
Congrats to you my friend on a great career! Grateful to have been your teammate and watch you compete! Good luck post career stud! https://t.co/oNo1qnibgL
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) January 31, 2023
Fowler joined the Cardinals in 2017 on a five-year contract.
At the time, Wainwright was struggling with his health and was not the same pitcher he once was.
The Cardinals also missed the postseason in Fowler’s first two seasons with the team.
However, Wainwright and Fowler would enjoy two more seasons together, and successful ones at that.
Fowler bounced back from a difficult 2018 season and hit a career-high 19 home runs during the 2019 regular season, while Wainwright found his old form and re-established himself as a mainstay in the Cardinals starting rotation.
The two helped guide the team to an NL Central title and their first NLCS appearance since 2014.
A year later, Wainwright became the ace he once was as he and Fowler helped lead the Cardinals back to the postseason.
Their time together ended before the 2021 season, when St. Louis shipped the veteran outfielder to the Angels, but Wainwright was clearly close with Fowler and is grateful to have shared a clubhouse with him.NEXT: New Cardinals Announcer Wishes His Predecessor Well