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Prince Fielder went 0-for-4 on Monday and is off to a 4-for-28 start this season.

At least he has managed one RBI after going the final 17 games of his Tigers career (six regular season, 11 postseason) without one. It looked like Fielder would get off to a much better start after his nice spring, but there's no reason to be down on him just yet.

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Prince Fielder went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run against the Reds on Thursday.

Fielder took Sam LeCure deep for a solo shot in the fifth inning, his second blast of the spring. He has had an unremarkable spring, but many are expecting a bounce-back season, especially with the change in ballparks as a result of November's trade, which also involved Ian Kinsler.

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Prince Fielder blasted a solo home run in the third inning of his Cactus League debut against the Royals on Thursday.

Fielder grounded out in the first inning in his other at-bat. Overall a decent showing for the Rangers' new first baseman, acquired in November's infamous trade with the Tigers which had Ian Kinsler outbound. Fielder will hit third in the Rangers' lineup and should enjoy the more hitter-friendly confines of his new home park in Texas.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Monday that Prince Fielder will bat third next season.

Fielder hit fourth for the Brewers behind Ryan Braun and fourth for the Tigers behind Miguel Cabrera, but he'll move up one spot in Texas. It may cut slightly into his RBI total, but Fielder projects to have a power resurgence in Arlington's hitter-friendly confines and the Rangers typically score a ton of runs.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 5 Months

Rangers acquired 1B Prince Fielder and cash considerations from the Tigers in exchange for 2B Ian Kinsler.

One-for-one trades don't get much bigger than this. In Fielder, the Rangers are acquiring a five-time All-Star and a player who has average 35 home runs a year for his career. The 29-year-old brings the kind of left-handed power the Rangers have been missing since Josh Hamilton left last offseason. With the $30 million coming to help with expenses, the Rangers will end up paying Fielder $138 million over the next seven years.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 5 Months

The Tigers will give the Rangers $30 million as part of the trade sending Prince Fielder to the Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan.

Passan said the final deal will be Fielder for Kinsler straight up, with the $30 million going to the Rangers to help offset the remaining $168 million on Fielder's nine-year deal signed before the 2012 season. Kinsler himself still has four years and $57 million left on his deal. The deal likely allows the Tigers the financial room to sign Max Scherzer to a long-term deal rather than dealing him this offseason, as they'd been speculated to be considering.

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The Tigers and Rangers have agreed on a deal that would send Prince Fielder to the Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting.

Well, that was fast. It was recently learned by Heyman that the two sides were discussing such a deal, and it now seems the deal has been agreed upon, at least in principal. The deal would be pending a physical and it could include another player as well, Heyman said. Fielder also has a limited no-trade clause, and it's unsure if the Rangers are on that list.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 5 Months

A Prince Fielder-for-Ian Kinsler trade is a "possibility," according to a source of CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Heyman said the deal is on the table, suggesting it's not just a passing rumor. It would certainly fall under the heading of blockbuster if the deal were to be consummated, especially considering the money still owed to both players in coming years. The Rangers pursued Fielder when he was a free agent two years ago, and a deal would free up a spot for Jurickson Profar in Texas. Fielder does have a limited no-trade clause that could come into play, but that's pretty far down the road of things that would need to happen at this point.

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The Tigers will use the same lineup they used in Wednesday's victory over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS again for Saturday's must-win contest.

With Alex Avila back in the lineup after being knocked out of Thursday's game, the only switch in the batting order is flipping Avila and Infante. The Tigers will roll with Austin Jackson CF, Miguel Cabrera 3B, Prince Fielder 1B, Victor Martinez DH, Jhonny Peralta LF, Alex Avila C, Omar Infante 2B, Austin Jackson CF and Jose Iglesias SS against Clay Buchholz as they attempt to stave off elimination and force a Game 7 on Sunday.

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Tigers manager Jim Leyland clarified Friday that he is not planning on dropping struggling slugger Prince Fielder down in his lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Fielder, a notoriously poor performer in the postseason, is hitting .211/.286/.263 in 19 at-bats in the ALCS and hasn't driven in a run over his last 17 postseason contests. Tigers' fans frustration came out in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox in Game 5, as Fielder was booed for his lack of production.