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Prince Fielder | Designated Hitter | #84

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 275
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (7) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers released DH Prince Fielder.
Fielder's professional baseball career ended in August 2016 due to chronic neck issues, so this is really just a paperwork move. He played 12 seasons in the major leagues, batting .283/.382/.506 with 319 home runs and 1,028 RBI in 1,611 games. The 33-year-old is still owed $72 million, with the Tigers covering $18 million of it. Wed, Oct 4, 2017 01:04:00 PM

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Rangers placed DH Prince Fielder on the 60-day disabled list.

Fielder's professional baseball career ended last season due to serious neck issues. He has a new food competition show coming out in March on Hulu and Netflix called "Fielder's Choice."
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 04:53:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Prince Fielder (neck) is considered medically disabled and doctors will not clear him to play.

Fielder recently required his second neck surgery in the past 27 months. He isn't walking away from the game by choice, according to Rosenthal, so he's technically not retiring. This means that he'll receive the remainder of his contract in full. He's owed $20 million per season through 2020. The contract is partially insured, so Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will pay him $9 million per year during that time.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 03:15:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears from sources that Prince Fielder's career appears to be over.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News confirms that news that Fielder is indeed done. The Rangers have a press conference scheduled for Wednesday and apparently Fielder will address his future at that time. Fielder, 32, recently underwent his second neck fusion surgery. He's still guaranteed $20 million per season through 2020. The Rangers are believed to have insurance on at least part of the deal. If Fielder indeed walks away, he'll retire with 319 career homers, which is the same total as his dad, Cecil Fielder.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 02:16:00 PM

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

The move clears a roster spot for Carlos Beltran, who was acquired from the Yankees on Monday afternoon. Fielder is done for the year following spinal fusion surgery.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Prince Fielder (neck) will undergo fusion surgery on Friday.

As was expected. This is a killer blow for the Rangers, but it is an even more troubling setback for the 32-year-old slugger, himself. Fielder already underwent a season-ending fusion surgery on his neck in 2014. With this new surgery upcoming, he will miss the remainder of the 2016 season at the very least. 2017 and beyond could be in doubt, too. His contract runs through 2020.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 05:05:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 01:15:00 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.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 06:45:00 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.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 11:04:00 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.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 12:25:00 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.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 08:08:00 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.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 01:50:00 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.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 05:33:00 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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 04:26:00 PM

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SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
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LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
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5Tony Barnette
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