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ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have scheduled a news conference for Friday morning amid reports they've reached an agreement with free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler on a multiyear deal.
KSDK-TV in St. Louis first reported the deal Thursday night. The conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. CST.
Fowler is a free agent for a second consecutive offseason after returning to the Chicago Cubs in February on a one-year contract worth $13 million. He broke out in his second season on Chicago's North Side, making his first All-Star Game while batting .276 with 13 home runs and a career-best .393 on-base percentage. He had a pair of home runs during the World Series, helping the Cubs end a 108-year title drought.