15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
8 hours ago1 Comment

Fielder (neck) will undergo season-ending surgery on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He will undergo surgery for herniation of C4/C5 disc on Friday, which will be performed by Dr. Drew Dossett. Fielder was one of the biggest busts in fantasy this year and he will now undergo the second major herniated disc surgery of his career. He hit .212/.292/.334 with eight home runs in 89 games and his .626 OPS was by far the lowest mark of his career. It is hard to realistically expect much from him going forward, but given how much money remains on his contract ($120 million), he will certainly get plenty of chances to return to form.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
2 days ago

Fielder (neck) is expected to undergo surgery later in the week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers were hoping Fielder would be able to avoid surgery for the herniated disc in his neck, but after meeting with another doctor Monday, it's been recommended that he undergoes what would be a season-ending procedure. The team is yet to offer official confirmation, though it seems all but inevitable that Fielder remains sidelined until 2017. Assuming that is, indeed, the case, Mitch Moreland and Jurickson Profar will continue to serve as the top options at both first base and designated hitter.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 week ago

Fielder (neck) could miss the rest of the season if he undergoes surgery for the herniated disk in his neck, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder has similar symptoms to the herniated disk that he suffered from in 2014, even though this one is not in the same exact spot. The slugger will be examined by Dr. Drew Dossett on Friday after having an MRI done Tuesday. Fielder was placed on the disabled list and will likely need to undergo another surgical procedure, which is what the Los Angeles doctor (Dr. Robert Watkins) who saw him Tuesday stated. While he is out, Jurickson Profar looks to expand on his growing role while Daniel DeShields Jr. and Hanser Alberto were called up from Triple-A Round Rock.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 week ago

Fielder is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels, John Blake of the Rangers' front office reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Fielder's second time out of the lineup in the past four days, as Shin-Soo Choo takes over as the designated hitter Tuesday. The slugger is hitting .212/.292/.334 with eight home runs and 44 RBI so far this season, and will likely be back in the lineup for Wednesday's contest.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Fielder went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks Wednesday at the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder launched his eighth homer of the year in the sixth inning, but it did little to help the Rangers, as they were clobbered by the Red Sox. He's now hit safely in four of his last five games, and he's slashing .219/.298/.352 on the year.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month ago

Fielder went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder is hitting just .217 with a career-low .346 slugging percentage, but has still driven in a respectable 40 runs in 73 games thanks to his continued place in the heart of a talented Rangers lineup. Perhaps the veteran slugger is gearing up for a second-half surge after having hit safely in 10 consecutive contests and scoring in five straight.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month ago

Fielder went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder's seventh blast of the year moved the Rangers out to a four-run lead in the sixth inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now hit safely in eight straight games, and he's left the yard in two of his last three contests to move his slash line to .211/.282/.340.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month ago

Fielder is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder hasn't shown many recent signs of breaking out of his season-long slumber, as he's gone a meager 2-for-14 over his last four starts. He'll get the day off Sunday and could be at risk of losing more at-bats now that the Rangers lineup is at close to full strength with the recent return of Shin-Soo Choo from the DL.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month ago

Fielder tied the game with ninth-inning home run on Saturday, giving him a pair of homers in his last five games and eight hits in his past 23 at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder appears to have responded well for the few games on the bench late last week in an effort to end a prolonged slump. He could make for a decent buy-low option if his original owner had given up on him.

15DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
2 months ago

Fielder is back in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder was held out of each of the last two games as he continues to struggle at the plate, but he'll return to action Monday at his usual first base spot. The Rangers' leash for Fielder appears to have shortened, so if he's unable to turn things around, Mitch Moreland could see more regular playing time at first, with a handful of other players handling DH duties. Over the last three days, the Rangers have tabbed both Jurickson Profar and Roughned Odor to serve as the designated hitter.