Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 5 days ago

Fielder connected for his first home run of the season and drove in three runs in a 7-1 win over Arizona on Tuesday.

Fielder now boasts a robust .386/.435/.509 slash for the year, though he entered Tuesday's game with just three extra-base hits (both doubles) on the season. He's hit safely in eight of his past 10 games however and has provided some nice early returns for those that gambled on him following an injury-filled 2014.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 3 weeks ago

Fielder recorded his first two hits of the season Tuesday in a win over the Athletics, hitting a pair of RBI singles in three plate appearances.

Fielder didn't get on base on Opening Day for the Rangers, but seems to be completely recovered from the neck injury that held him out for most of last season. In 42 games during his first season with the Rangers, Fielder hit .247 and drove in 16 runs.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 4 weeks ago

Fielder re-iterated that last season's health woes are behind him, the team's web site reports.

Fielder has just two extra-base hits this spring (one double, one homer) but hasn't had any health-related setbacks or concerns and should be a good bounce back candidate as a result.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month 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.

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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/DH TEX 2 months 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/DH 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/DH TEX 3 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/DH TEX 7 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/DH TEX 10 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.