Center fielder Dexter Fowler, an All-Star and World Series champion, retired after 14 seasons on Tuesday.
Fowler, 36, announced his decision on social media, stepping away after 1,460 games with five organizations.
“It’s here. I’m hanging up my cleats,” he wrote.
“… Today is one of those moments where you metaphorically step down from your throne with a standing ovation, tip of the cap, and the world stops spinning. I’m mostly proud to look back at my career knowing that I played the game the right way and did my best to make a positive impact beyond the win.”
Thank you to the fans.
Stay tuned for what’s next. pic.twitter.com/qZd84zge6Z
— dexfowler.eth (@DexterFowler) January 31, 2023
Fowler made the National League All-Star team and won a World Series championship with the Chicago Cubs — the franchise’s first since 1908 — during the 2016 season.
A 14th-round draft pick by Colorado in 2004, Fowler batted .259 with 127 home runs, 253 doubles, 82 triples, 517 RBIs and 149 stolen bases with the Rockies (2008-13), Houston Astros (2014), Cubs (2015-16), St. Louis Cardinals (2017-20) and Los Angeles Angels (2021).
He led the majors with 14 triples in 2010.
–Field Level Media