Fowler says contract agreement went smoothly

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Center fielder Dexter Fowler said Tuesday that the new two-year, $11.6 million contract he agreed to Monday happened smoothly, after he talked to Rockies chief baseball officer Dan O'Dowd about his role in the direction of the team.

"Dan and I talked about the plans, and he mentioned those to my agent," Fowler said. "We're going to keep building and try to make this team better."

Fowler hit a career-best .300 and put up his best numbers in a number of offensive categories, plus he is a respected defender.

"Every day I try to go out and build on the day before and just continue to work hard," Fowler said. "This is a platform for me. I believe God has put me here for a reason. I've just got to go out and keep working."