Cubs Sending Straily, Valbuena To Houston For Fowler
It’s officially official: Dexter Fowler is a Chicago Cub. Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily are Houston Astros.
#Cubs today acquired OF Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) from the Astros for IF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. pic.twitter.com/vipxmlJcgI
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 19, 2015
Fowler, who will be 29 on Opening Day, played in Houston last year after spending the first six years of his career in Colorado. He has a career .271/.366/.419 line – and has never had an OBP below .347.
Straily, 26, was acquired in the Jeff Samardzija deal last year. He has a career 4.54 ERA (4.71 FIP) in 48 games (42 as a starter).
Valbuena, 29, will bring one of the best bat flips in the game to Houston – even on walks:
Pingback: Top 25 Under 25: Nos. 21-25 | Ball Eight