14-year MLB veteran and former World Series champion Dexter Fowler recently announced that he would be retiring.
The 36-year-old outfielder and former All-Star spent time with the Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Los Angeles Angels and was recently in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
He was the leadoff hitter for the Cubs during their run to the World Series in 2016, even hitting a leadoff home run in Game 7 against Cleveland.
But Fowler’s time in baseball isn’t over just yet, even after his retirement.
The former All-Star stopped by MLB Network to discuss what is next for him.
Fowler revealed that he will be joining the Cubs broadcast team as an analyst, providing pregame and postgame coverage.
Dexter Fowler is on to the next chapter of his life!
The 2016 World Series champ shared his decision to hang the cleats up and his excitement to be a pre- and post-game analyst for the Cubs.#HighHeat | @alannarizzo pic.twitter.com/6KpJOHU9Lw
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 8, 2023
The veteran outfielder played two seasons with the Cubs, joining the team in 2015.
Fowler discussed his decision to retire, stating that he believed this was the perfect time and opportunity for him to pursue some new challenges.
He even went as far as to say that it became difficult to prepare for games in his advanced age, revealing that he had told his parents that when the game stopped being fun for him, he would retire.
He then discussed what led to him taking a job with the Cubs broadcast team, revealing that he had received a call in November from the team and ultimately realized that this was something he could not pass up.
Fowler also reminisced about the 2016 season, expressing what it meant to him and how much he appreciated the connections he made during his time with the Cubs.NEXT: 2 Cardinals Legends Are Set To Square Off Next Month