60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
2 weeks ago

Fielder announced that his playing career has ended Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although he'll remain on the teams 40-man roster for the next four years for contractual purposes, the slugger's playing career has officially come to an end. Fielder will retire with a career line of .283/.382/.506 and 319 home runs.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
2 weeks ago

Fielder (neck) is expected to announce his retirement in a press conference Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was known that the neck injury Fielder is recovering from would end his 2016 season, but it now appears it will prevent him from ever taking the field again. Expect Fielder's status to be updated further once either team or player confirm the report.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
3 weeks ago

Fielder was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Rangers VP of Communications John Blake reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move is nothing more than a formality, as Fielder is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing neck surgery last week. Placing Fielder on the 60-day DL frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired outfielder Carlos Beltran.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
4 weeks ago

Fielder (neck) underwent surgery Friday and will be in a neck brace for the next two weeks before being re-examined, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fielder's surgery went as expected and if everything looks right when he gets it checked out two weeks from now, he should begin rehabbing for next season in due time. The 32-year-old had one of the worst years of his career in 2016, hitting just .212/.292/.334 with eight home runs and 44 RBI, and will have a long offseason to clear his mind and recover for 2017.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
4 weeks 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.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month 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.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month 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.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
1 month 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.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
2 months 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.

60DPrince Fielder
1B/DH TEX
2 months 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.