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Prince Fielder | First Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 275
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Prince Fielder (neck) has begun swinging a bat.
Working his way back from May neck surgery, Fielder is "starting to get back in more of a lifting and baseball program than the rehab program," according to general manager Jon Daniels. Barring any setbacks, he'll head into spring training at 100 percent. Sep 24 - 11:26 AM

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that there's an outside chance Prince Fielder (neck) could take some swings before the end of the season.

The first baseman isn't going to return this year after having surgery for cervical fusion of the C5-C6 discs in his neck back in May. But, it would be a nice step and help ease Fielder's mind going into the offseason if he's able to begin swinging the bat in September.
Jun 27 - 12:15 PM

Rangers transferred 1B Prince Fielder from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Justin Marks. Fielder, of course, is done for the season after undergoing neck surgery last month.
Jun 20 - 2:37 PM

Prince Fielder underwent successful neck surgery on Tuesday.

Fielder had surgery for cervical fusion of the C5-C6 discs in his neck. He's expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months, which essentially ends his season. It will be interesting to see if the Rangers make a run at Kendrys Morales in the coming weeks. Fielder, 30, is still owed approximately $144 million through 2020.
May 27 - 1:30 PM

Rangers placed 1B Prince Fielder on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, with a herniated C5-C6 disc in neck.

Fielder will seek another opinion, but the anticipation is that he will soon undergo season-ending surgery. A procedure would sideline him for 3-4 month, so he's expected to be fine by the time spring training rolls around. Mitch Moreland will handle first base while Fielder is out.
May 23 - 1:36 PM

Prince Fielder (neck) will undergo cervical fusion surgery on Tuesday.

Recovery is typically three to four months, which essentially ends his season. It's brutal news for the Rangers, who can't seem to catch a break on the injury front. Fielder, 30, is still owed approximately $144 million through 2020.
May 22 - 5:41 PM

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Prince Fielder is considering undergoing season-ending surgery to repair the herniated disc in his neck.

Fielder paid a visit to spine specialist Dr. Drew Dossett on Thursday at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas while his Rangers teammates were opening a four-game series at Detroit's Comerica Park. The big first baseman received a nerve-root injection this past weekend, but it apparently hasn't alleviated the pain being caused by his herniated disc. The Rangers continue to be battered by bad luck.
May 22 - 2:36 PM

Prince Fielder (back, arm) will not travel with the Rangers to Detroit after Wednesday's game.

Fielder, who is dealing with a herniated disc in his back that's led to weakness in his arm, is set to visit Dr. Drew Dossett on Thursday. Depending on what Dossett says, it's possible he'll rejoin the Rangers at some point during the four-game series. The Rangers to this point have considered Fielder day-to-day, but it's beginning to sound like a trip to the disabled list may be a possibility.
May 21 - 12:07 PM

Prince Fielder (back, neck) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

Fielder sat out a couple games over the weekend with a herniated disc in his back and then missed Tuesday's contest with numbness in his arm. He remains day-to-day. Mitch Moreland is handling first base Wednesday.
May 21 - 11:21 AM

Prince Fielder has been scratched from the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Fielder sat out Saturday and Sunday due to a herniated disc and is now out Tuesday with arm weakness. The Rangers are hoping that he will be ready for action on Wednesday. Fielder is batting just .247 with a .720 OPS and three home runs in 42 games this year for Texas.
May 20 - 4:56 PM

Prince Fielder (back) is in the Rangers' lineup Tuesday.

Fielder received a nerve-blocking injection Saturday for a herniated disc and wound up missing two games. He's batting fifth as the DH on Tuesday versus the Mariners.
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May 20 - 4:03 PM

Prince Fielder got an injection Saturday for a herniated disc in his neck and will miss at least two games.

The injury does not require surgery, and nor should it require a 15-day disabled list stint. Fielder, who has a weak .247 batting average and .720 OPS in his first season with the Rangers, told reporters Saturday that he's been dealing with neck pain since March. Mitch Moreland is playing first base and Shin-Shoo Choo is batting third on Saturday night against the Blue Jays.
May 17 - 4:35 PM

Prince Fielder went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Fielder has been noticeably quiet with the bat through 35 games, as Thursday's blast was only his third of the season. The slugger, acquired from the Tigers for Ian Kinsler over the winter, is slashing .228/.351/.354 with 12 RBI on the season.
May 8 - 11:13 PM

Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Angels.

It was the offensive outburst the Rangers have been waiting for since acquiring Fielder from the Tigers this winter. Fielder produced two RBI doubles and also walked twice in the game, reaching base five times as the Rangers plated 14 runs. Perhaps this is the game that gets the big man going.
May 4 - 10:19 PM

Prince Fielder hit his first home run of the regular season, finishing 1-for-3 in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Fielder took Blake Beavan deep to center in the second inning, the first of back-to-back homers allowed by the Mariners' hurler. It took 14 games for the slugger to get on the board, perhaps not the most comforting fact considering that his slugging percentage has been in decline since 2011.
Apr 15 - 10:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
3Ed Lucas
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Alfredo Figaro
11Jon Edwards
12Pedro Figueroa
13Michael Kirkman
14Lisalverto Bonilla