1B,DH - FA
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielderâ€™s career appears over. Rangers are expected to hold a press conference tomorrow. To be clear, Fielder is not retiring, he has been declared medically disabled and can collect his $100M+ that he is owed.
Prince had been dreadful this season hitting .212 and has struggled with injuries. It is sad to see someone of his stature and success finish his career this way. Tough break.
As MLB.com reported, Prince Fielder is likely to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
It's been a rough season for Rangers 1B/DH Prince Fielder, as he was only batting .212 with eight home runs, 44 RBI, 29 runs scored through 89 games played. His overall slash line is .212/.292/.334 and for the month of July, he was batting .170 with only one home run and three RBI over 47 at-bats. Rangers will have some flexibility at the DH position the rest of the way, as they started Rougned Odor at DH and had Jurickson Profar start at 2B on Monday night's game against the Athletics.
The Texas Rangers have placed Prince Fielder (herniated disc in neck) and Shin-Soo Choo (low back inflammation) on the disabled list.
Prince has been struggling all season so it would make sense that he was trying to play through an injury. At this point in the season, he is either a trade chip or someone to place in a DL spot. If you do not have a DL spot, in a season-long league, then he should be cut. Dynasty formats you might want to look for a trade or hold onto him.
Prince Fielder went 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout in the Rangers 2-1 loss to the Yankees.
It's been a rough season for Prince Fielder, but on the plus side he had his best month of the season in June. For the month, he batted .273 with four home runs, 14 RBI, 11 runs scored, nine walks and only struck out 12 times in 88 plate appearances. On the season, Fielder sports a slash line of .219/.292/.348, to go along with seven home runs, 15 doubles, 41 RBI and 25 runs scored. It's been a disappointing season for Fielder and he's still hard to trust at this point in fantasy.
Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI on Wednesday.
It was the second multi-hit game in as many nights for Prince, who has now hit safely in each of his last 11 games. After his abysmal start to the season, Fielder has shown signs of life in June, posting an OPS over .800. Owners still want to see more, specifically in the power department, but hopefully he'll continue to heat up over the summer.