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Prince Fielder | Designated Hitter | #84

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 275
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (7) / MLW
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The Rangers expect Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery later this week.
It's not unexpected after Fielder was placed on the disabled list last week with a herniated disk in his neck. He required fusion surgery on his neck two years ago, but the specifics of this week's procedure isn't yet known. Either way, he's done for the year and at this point, his future is very much up in the air. He's still under contract through 2020. Jul 25 - 5:09 PM

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Prince Fielder's (neck) consultation with Dr. Drew Dossett has been moved to Monday.

He had been slated to be examined Friday, but it will be a few days later. Dossett performed fusion surgery on Fielder's neck two years ago and the designated hitter has been experiencing similar symptoms as what he had prior to the operation. It's possible he'll need to go under the knife again.
Jul 22 - 1:15 PM

Rangers placed DH Prince Fielder on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck.

Fielder told manager Jeff Banister on Monday that he was feeling the same symptoms he felt prior to undergoing fusion surgery on his neck in 2014. He will visit Dr. Drew Dossett on Friday. Dossett was the one who performed the surgical procedure on Fielder two years ago. A repeat surgery is one possibility and would end Fielder's season, but this picture should become more clear after the slugger has his checkup.
Jul 20 - 6:45 PM

Prince Fielder is not in the Rangers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Cubs.

Without the benefit of having a designated hitter, the Rangers are forced to sit one of their big bats each game and it's Fielder's turn on Saturday. Mitch Moreland is starting in his place and batting cleanup for the Rangers.
Jul 16 - 11:04 AM

Prince Fielder hit his eighth homer and walked twice Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Fielder has certainly stepped it up a couple of notches from where he was the first two months, though it still doesn't look like he'll be returning to stardom anytime soon. At least he's in a nice situation as far as ribbies are concerned, helping his mixed-league value.
Jul 7 - 12:25 AM

Prince Fielder could start at first base in Thursday's game against the A's.

The Rangers are heading into a weekend road series against the Cardinals, meaning no DH for Fielder starting on Friday. Hence, a potential start at first on Thursday to get him ready. As much as one game could serve that purpose. This season, the slugger has made just three appearances at first.
Jun 15 - 8:08 PM

Prince Fielder went 3-for-5 and hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Saturday.

The slumping former star might be showing signs of an impending return to form. The home run was his second in the last three days and gives him five for the season. His .204/.271/.321 slash line is still terrible but at least it is trending upward lately. Perhaps being benched for Jurickson Profar recently has lit a fire under him.
Jun 12 - 1:50 AM

Prince Fielder hit his fourth homer Thursday off the Astros' Collin McHugh.

With Adrian Beltre hurt, both Fielder and Mitch Moreland got to play today, and both contributed, as Moreland doubled twice. One of those two had been on the bench the previous three days, with Jurickson Profar stealing some playing time. Joey Gallo is also looking deserving of a chance, so Fielder and Moreland both need to heat up to retain starting jobs.
Jun 9 - 5:33 PM

Prince Fielder is back in the Rangers' starting lineup Monday against the Astros.

The struggling Fielder was benched for back-to-back days over the weekend as the Rangers worked Jurickson Profar into the lineup, but he'll make the start at first base on Monday while Mitch Moreland will take a seat. Rougned Odor will DH while Profar will play second base. Fielder is batting sixth Monday, which Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes is the lowest spot in which he has started a game since 2006.

Prince Fielder is out of the Rangers' lineup for a second straight day Sunday.

Jurickson Profar is starting ahead of Fielder in the designated hitter spot again. It's possible this could become a fairly regular thing going forward given Profar's hot start and Fielder's ugly .187/.257/.288 batting line.
Jun 5 - 12:23 PM

Prince Fielder is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday against the Mariners.

It looks as if it's just a routine day of rest for the slumping slugger. Jurickson Profar is starting in his place at designated hitter. Fielder has fallen flat on his face after a resurgent 2015 season, hitting just .187/.257/.288 with three homers, 28 RBI and a 39/19 K/BB ratio in 222 plate appearances this season.
Jun 4 - 5:13 PM

Prince Fielder plated both runs for the Rangers in their victory over the Astros on Friday.

Fielder hit a ball over a leaping Tony Kemp in left field for a two-run double in the third inning. It stood up as the difference in the ballgame. While Fielder led the charge for the offense on this night, such displays have been few and far between so far this season. The 32-year-old still owns an alarming .197/.265/.289 batting line through 41 games.
May 20 - 11:24 PM

Prince Fielder went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

Fielder's sixth-inning RBI single off A's starter Rich Hill accounted for the only run the Rangers scored in the contest. For the season, the veteran slugger is slashing a paltry .195/.259/.289 with two homers, seven doubles and 21 RBI. The RBI count is fine, but the other numbers to his name are distressing, to say the least. Fielder owned a .305/.378/.463 triple-slash last season, making his sudden drop in production all the more noticeable.
May 18 - 6:28 PM

Prince Fielder is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

The struggling slugger will take a seat against left-hander Sean Manaea. Adrian Beltre is in the DH spot while Hanser Alberto will play third.
May 16 - 7:05 PM

Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Fielder took Astros starter Scott Feldman deep in the first inning, his second homer of the season. It has been a less-than-ideal start to the season for the hefty first baseman, as he's struggled to a .173/.246/.288 line without a multi-hit game in his first 14. His two homers are also his only two extra-base hits. Better days are ahead for the 31-year-old.
Apr 20 - 12:46 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers