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Prince Fielder (back, arm) will not travel with the Rangers to Detroit after Wednesday's game.

Fielder, who is dealing with a herniated disc in his back that's led to weakness in his arm, is set to visit Dr. Drew Dossett on Thursday. Depending on what Dossett says, it's possible he'll rejoin the Rangers at some point during the four-game series. The Rangers to this point have considered Fielder day-to-day, but it's beginning to sound like a trip to the disabled list may be a possibility.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 7 Months

Prince Fielder (back, neck) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

Fielder sat out a couple games over the weekend with a herniated disc in his back and then missed Tuesday's contest with numbness in his arm. He remains day-to-day. Mitch Moreland is handling first base Wednesday.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 7 Months

Prince Fielder has been scratched from the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Fielder sat out Saturday and Sunday due to a herniated disc and is now out Tuesday with arm weakness. The Rangers are hoping that he will be ready for action on Wednesday. Fielder is batting just .247 with a .720 OPS and three home runs in 42 games this year for Texas.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 7 Months

Prince Fielder (back) is in the Rangers' lineup Tuesday.

Fielder received a nerve-blocking injection Saturday for a herniated disc and wound up missing two games. He's batting fifth as the DH on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 7 Months

Prince Fielder got an injection Saturday for a herniated disc in his neck and will miss at least two games.

The injury does not require surgery, and nor should it require a 15-day disabled list stint. Fielder, who has a weak .247 batting average and .720 OPS in his first season with the Rangers, told reporters Saturday that he's been dealing with neck pain since March. Mitch Moreland is playing first base and Shin-Shoo Choo is batting third on Saturday night against the Blue Jays.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 7 Months

Prince Fielder went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Fielder has been noticeably quiet with the bat through 35 games, as Thursday's blast was only his third of the season. The slugger, acquired from the Tigers for Ian Kinsler over the winter, is slashing .228/.351/.354 with 12 RBI on the season.

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Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Angels.

It was the offensive outburst the Rangers have been waiting for since acquiring Fielder from the Tigers this winter. Fielder produced two RBI doubles and also walked twice in the game, reaching base five times as the Rangers plated 14 runs. Perhaps this is the game that gets the big man going.

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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.

Prince Fielder 1B TEX 9 Months

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.