Prince Fielder 1B TEX 1 week ago

Fielder has just one extra-base hit (a homer) in 20 at-bats this spring.

More importantly for Fielder is he's remained pain-free from last year's neck surgery; a healthy Fielder is one of the safer rebound candidates in all of baseball.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 4 weeks ago1 Comment

Fielder (neck) is expected to make his spring debut when Texas opens up Cactus League play Wednesday, the team's web site reports.

Fielder has been able to take batting practice with his teammates thus far, and it's an encouraging sign to see him physically able to play in the first game of the spring following last year's neck surgery.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 1 month ago

Fielder (neck) took batting practice Monday after reporting to Rangers camp, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

The link includes video of Fielder taking a few of those cuts, while he didn't appear to have any physical discomfort during the session. While speaking to reporters afterward, Fielder did not offer up any sort of modified schedule for his workload this spring, which falls in line with the clean bill of health that he was given a couple of weeks back. Presumably, he'll be ready to go when the Rangers begin playing spring training games next week.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 2 months ago

Fielder (neck) received a clean bill of health from Dr. Drew Dossett on Monday, FOX Sports Southwest reports.Fielder deemed himself completely pain-free and "ready to go" late last month, but the clean bill of health from Dr. Dossett, who performed Fielder's neck surgery in May, effectively clears the 30-year-old for the start of spring training. A five-time All-Star, Fielder was limited to just 42 games last season after missing just one game from 2009-2013.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 2 months ago

Fielder (neck) said Friday that he's completely pain-free and "ready to go," reports.

The 30-year-old struggled to a career-worst .720 OPS in 42 games last season before being forced to undergo surgery to repair a cervical disc herniation in his neck. With the goal of not only staying healthy this upcoming season but also playing every day, Fielder has added to his workout routine this winter. Rangers position players report to spring training Feb. 25.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 6 months ago

Fielder (neck) has begun to swing a bat, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Fielder anticipates being healthy for the start of spring training, though that will obviously hinge on how well he progresses this winter.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 9 months ago

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.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 9 months ago

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.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 10 months ago

Prince Fielder underwent successful neck surgery on Tuesday.

Fielder had cervical fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk 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.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 10 months ago

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.