Texas Rangers first baseman/designated hitter Prince Fielder is out for the season with a neck injury. However, now it appears that Fielder’s career is over. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that his career is over and that the Rangers will have a press conference tomorrow.
Sources: Prince Fielder’s career appears over. #Rangers expected to hold press conference tomorrow.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 9, 2016
Prince has played with three teams in his career: the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, and Rangers. He was one of the top first basemen in the league from about 2005 to 2011, during which he was with the Brewers.
In the 2011 off-season, he signed a mega deal with the Detroit Tigers. However, his stay in Detroit wasn’t long as he was dealt in the 2013 off-season, along with $30 million, to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.
The Rangers thought they were getting a top player in the league, however Fielder has barely played with Texas and seemingly won’t play anymore after today.
Prince will finish his career with 319 homers, 1028 RBI, and a .283 batting average.
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