Prince Fielder RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fielder undergoes neck surgery, out 3-4 months

    SI.com "As expected, Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder underwent successful neck surgery on Tuesday and will likely be sidelined for the next three to four months. Yahoo! Sports national baseball writer Tim Brown tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that the five-time All-Star is in recovery after..." May 27

  • Prince Fielder out for the season with surgery on neck

    CBSSports.com "Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is scheduled to have cervical fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck this coming Tuesday, the Rangers announced in a press conference Thursday afternoon. General manager Jon Daniels -- who made the announcement -- said that Fielder will get a..." May 23

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Texas #Rangers announce that 1B Prince Fielder is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday that will end his season, Jon Daniels says..

  • Prince Fielder 'seriously considering' season-ending surgery

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Four games between the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers became more than just an ordinary May series seven months ago, when the two sides swapped All-Stars in an attempt to alter their offenses. Thursday, in particular, was supposed to be the biggie as the clubs matched up for the time since..." May 22

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    Richard Durrett @espn_durrett

    #Rangers Prince Fielder has been scratched. No pain, but felt weak in arm and will take day off. Leonys Martin scratched with neck pain.

  • Prince Fielder in Rangers' lineup

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is in the lineup Tuesday batting fifth as the designated hitter against the Seattle Mariners. Fielder, 30, was given a nerve-root injection Saturday morning in hopes that it would alleviate some of the neck pain. He did not play Saturday or Sunday, ending..." May 20

  • Ailing neck sidelines Prince Fielder

    ESPN.com "There seems to be no relief in sight for the Texas Rangers' injury epidemic. Add slugger Prince Fielder to the list due to a herniated disk in his neck. Fielder received a nerve-root injection Saturday morning, and the club hopes he can play on Tuesday, assuming it alleviates the..." May 17

  • Prince Fielder ‘excited’ for fresh start, hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Prince Fielder didn’t need too much time to waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to the Texas Rangers. The five-time All-Star viewed it as an opportunity for a fresh start after last season ended poorly in Detroit with him hitting only .225, and with no home runs or RBIs in the..." November 23

  • Prince Fielder could have blocked trade to Texas Rangers; here's why he didn't

    Dallas Morning News "On the phone Thursday, fresh off a quick Bahamas vacation, Prince Fielder sounded mellow, man, about his new digs in Arlington. “I think it’s going to be OK,” he said, then corrected himself. “No, actually I think it’s going to be good. I’m excited about it.” If so, you could barely tell..." November 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Confirmed: #Rangers get $30M. First reported by @JeffPassan. Price of Prince: $138M for 7 years. #Tigers save $76M.

  • Tigers agree to trade Fielder and cash to Texas for Kinsler

    Detroit News "Nothing about Prince Fielder has ever been small. Not his power, not his talent, not his body, not his signing as a free agent with the Tigers two years ago. And now, not his departure as a Tiger. The Tigers on Wednesday traded their slugging first baseman to the Rangers and cash..." November 21

  • Prince Fielder flops, and ultimately so do the vaunted Tigers

    CBSSports.com "The Fielder Flop may soon hit the baseball lexicon whether you're talking about Prince Fielder's pseudo slide toward third base or his anemic postseason hitting. The slow-footed Tigers star got caught in a rundown between third and home and wound up falling on his face a metaphor for a sorry..." October 20

  • Prince Fielder's production isn't matching price tag, and it's costing Tigers

    Detroit News "First came the rain then came the boos raining down on Prince Fielder. And if you’d been paying attention you knew both were in the forecast Thursday night at Comerica Park. If Game 5 was a pivot point in this American League Championship Series between the Tigers and the Boston Red Sox it..." October 18

  • Prince Fielder shares moment with estranged father

    Fox Sports Detroit "Former Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder attended Friday night’s game between the Tigers and Marlins in Miami and shook hands with his son Prince next to the dugout before the game. FOX Sports Detroit cameras caught the happy reunion. The father and son haven't seen eye-to-eye in recent..." September 28

  • Tigers star Prince Fielder has filed for divorce

    Detroit Free Press "A day after he declared that “everything’s fine” news broke that Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder filed to end his marriage in May. According to court records in Orange County Fla. Fielder filed a dissolution-of-marriage case on May 28 asking a judge to end his marriage to Chanel..." August 15

  • Hunter Hints Fielder's Slump Due To Personal Issues

    ESPN.com "Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter hinted on a radio show that teammate Prince Fielder's hitting slump might be caused by off-field issues. Talking Tuesday with station Detroit Sports 105.1 Hunter suggested that critics back off. He said "a lot of people don't know what's going on" in..." August 14

  • Fielder gets big hit in 14th as Tigers beat Indians 6-5

    Detroit News "Some storybook endings aren’t even endings. The earlier and more dramatic finish on Wednesday night between the Tigers and Indians would have been for Miguel Cabrera’s monstrous home run in the eighth off rookie Danny Salazar to hold on as the winning hit. Big star refusing to strike out for..." August 08

  • Captains announce HR Derby participants on Monday

    MLB.com "Three sluggers who have made the finals of the annual All-Star Home Run Derbywill be back on stage next Monday at Citi Field to try to capture another trophy. To achieve that goal, though, they'll have to fend off a talented group of challengers, including the Major League home run leader. It..." July 08

  • Prince Fielder delivers in clutch following gutsy move by Jim Leyland

    Michigan Live "Miguel Cabrera has been putting on a show. But the Detroit Tigers offense is not a one-man show. Prince Fielder proved that again Thursday night in a 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland took the bat out of Cabrera's hands by asking Torii Hunter to bunt Omar..." May 24

  • Prince Fielder's 3-run blast extends Tigers' win streak

    Detroit Free Press "After Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to rightfield on Sunday night, manager Jim Leyland repeated his belief that Cabrera has the best opposite-field power he has ever seen. Prince Fielder has to rank pretty high on that list, too. With the Tigers down two runs in the sixth inning..." April 30

  • Prince Fielder just fine being a sidekick on Miguel Cabrera's team

    Detroit News "He knew he was going to be awed by his new teammate. In fact, he was looking forward to it. This was more than a year ago, and Prince Fielder had just signed his huge contract with the Tigers. So most of the talk was about him. But some of his talk was about Miguel Cabrera. Or more..." April 01

  • Prince Fielder clubs another towering homer in Tigers' loss to Braves

    Detroit News "Prince Fielder is at least loosening up as the Tigers grind into the heart of their Grapefruit League schedule. Fielder hit his second mammoth home run in five games, a sky-scraping blast that appeared to have eclipsed the right-field light tower's upper altitudes at Marchant Stadium, which was..." February 28

  • Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder homer but Tigers fall to Blue Jays

    Detroit News "In one of those Grapefruit League games where things can get out of hand, things got out of hand Saturday for the Tigers as they lost, 10-3, to the Blue Jays in Detroit's spring-training home opener at Joker Marchant Stadium. Three pitchers who likely won't figure in the Tigers' immediate plans..." February 24

  • Avila: Tigers' Prince Fielder a 'logical choice' for MVP

    Detroit News "Can they make it three for three? If the Tigers go three-for-three — meaning three different players win the AL MVP in three years — who's the most likely third player? Alex Avila's nod goes to Prince Fielder. That's not to say, of course, there won't be a repeat winner, with either ace..." February 16

  • Tigers’ Prince Fielder thrives in the shadow of Detroit’s other stars

    National Post "With his beefy frame and prodigious power, Prince Fielder doesn’t look like a player who can simply blend into a lineup. Somehow, the slugging first baseman did just that in his first season with the Detroit Tigers. Fielder signed a US$214-million deal early last year, arriving in Motown..." February 14

  • Tigers' Prince Fielder graces world's largest baseball card

    Detroit News "Prince Fielder is big! And we're not talking about his physique. On Tuesday, the Tigers slugging first baseman watched as the Topps company unveiled the world's largest baseball card — and Fielder is on it. The card, which features Fielder in his familiar follow-through, is 90 feet tall..." February 13

  • With Torii Hunter and Victor Martinez in lineup, Tigers' Prince Fielder could be due for MVP season

    Detroit Free Press "Maybe the Tigers will have their third straight American League MVP next year, and maybe Prince Fielder will be the player that makes it happen. It has been a half-century since any big-league team provided the MVP three years in a row with three different players. The Yankees did it in 1961-63..." November 25

  • Prince Fielder's offense was no help to Detroit Tigers in World Series

    Detroit News "That's it. The Tigers season is over, in a four-game sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. Many Tigers fans would prefer to forget about what took place in the last week. So cover your eyes if that applies to you. News: That was a disappointing display by the Tigers,..." October 29

  • Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder have set tone for Tigers

    Detroit News "The World Series is a day away and there are logistical issues, matchup issues and issues about what constitutes an issue. That's for others. The Tigers have no issues, even when it appears they do. From the manager who absorbs the hits, to laidback superstars Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder..." October 23

  • Quiet Tiger Prince Fielder speaks volumes with his play

    Detroit News "Oh, would he have preferred Comerica Park's baseball field at midday Friday to that media crowd and its cameras closing in on his locker. Prince Fielder's passion is playing baseball. Talking he could do without, unless it's kibitzing and giggling with his clubhouse and batting-order sidekick,..." October 06

  • Fielder foils Twins' home finale

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Every time Fernando Rodney finishes off a win for Tampa Bay, he pretends to shoot a bow and arrow into the sky, a gesture his former Tigers teammates couldn't wait to see this weekend, with the Rays playing the White Sox. "You can tell Fernando Rodney that if he shoots that [arrow] three times..." October 01

  • Alex Avila's jaw sprained after collision with Prince Fielder

    Detroit Free Press "Catcher Alex Avila might not be available tonight when the Tigers begin a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Avila didn't play in Monday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, one day after suffering a sprained jaw after colliding with Prince..." September 18

  • Tigers' Prince Fielder hits homers when they matter

    Detroit Free Press "Prince Fielder's recent homers have meant a lot. Entering Tuesday, Fielder's last five homers had tied the score or put the Tigers ahead: • On Aug. 6 against the Yankees, he hit a bases-empty homer off Ivan Nova in the second to put the Tigers ahead. • On Aug. 10 at Texas, he came up with..." August 29

  • If Cabrera, Fielder, Jackson don't get some help, Tigers could miss playoffs

    Detroit News "Here's what the Tigers can do about shaking up their troublesome bottom-half batting order. Realistically — nothing. Not unless their boss, Dave Dombrowski, can come up with some kind of replacement part that right now appears to be fantasy, is anything likely to change with manager Jim..." August 19

  • Prince Fielder's pair of blasts all the offense Tigers need

    Detroit Free Press "A tie game in the later innings against the Baltimore Orioles isn't a recipe for success. Boasting the third-best bullpen in baseball (statistically, anyway) with huge flame-thrower Jim Johnson closing games, the Orioles don't surrender many late leads. But after unusual ordinary outing..." August 18

  • Prince Fielder has a blast -- make that two -- in Tigers' victory

    Detroit News "Hello, out there by the hedges. Yes, you. Above Harry Heilmann's name in right-center where a home run had never been hit at Comerica Park until Prince Fielder belted the first of his two on Friday night in the Tigers' 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. You never thought you'd need a..." August 18

  • Prince Fielder's two big blasts power Tigers to victory

    Detroit News "He's had a good year, but had a great night. Prince Fielder's two monstrous home runs — one which tied the score in the sixth and another that broke the tie in the eighth — handed the Tigers a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on Friday night. They were the kind of home..." August 18

  • Tigers sluggers Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera want to play every game, even when they're hurting

    Detroit Free Press "Prince Fielder's desire to play every game is rooted in something his father, Cecil, told him, many years ago. Prince remembers that he was 12 when this happened. He was playing in a game in Florida. It was the off-season for Cecil, then with the Yankees following his thunderous Tigers..." August 17

  • Tigers' Prince Fielder showing he's more than a power hitter

    Detroit News "They knew Prince Fielder would hit for power and drive in runs — which he is doing. What the Tigers did not know, however, is that after 115 games, he would be hitting .310, higher than he's ever hit in the majors. And that he would reduce his strikeouts, from his career high, by nearly 50..." August 13

  • Tigers' Prince Fielder showing he's more than a power hitter

    Detroit News "They knew Prince Fielder would hit for power and drive in runs — which he is doing. What the Tigers did not know, however, is after 114 games, he would be hitting .311, higher than he's ever hit in the majors. And that he would have reduced his strikeouts, from his career high, by nearly 50..." August 12

  • Tigers' Prince Fielder wins battle against Green Monster

    Detroit Free Press "When the Tigers struggle to produce runs, so much of the attention falls on the 5-9 hitters in the lineup. But if you look at the Tigers' poor production during this nine-game trip, another spot in the order jumps out, too -- cleanup. Before Wednesday night's series finale at Fenway Park,..." August 02

  • Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder hit Red Sox with combo punch

    Detroit Free Press "The Pistons used to go through this in the 1980s. Arrive in New England and watch strange things unfold. The Tigers can relate. In late May, when the Tigers played at Fenway Park the first time this season, an umpire missed a crucial call and series of fluky bounces. The Tigers lost three of..." August 02

  • Prince Fielder's slide lacks grace, but his gutsy baserunning gets job done

    Detroit Free Press "Prince Fielder hit a chopper in the second inning that would've been an easy out for even the most defensively challenged third baseman in baseball. The problem for the Los Angeles Angels is that their third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, was playing in the shortstop hole. The strategy of..." July 20

  • Prospect Nick Castellanos, slugger Prince Fielder bring Detroit flavor to summer showcase

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have to be pleased with their results in the events leading up to Tuesday night's All-Star Game. On Sunday, at the All-Star Futures Game that featured many of baseball's top minor leaguers, 20-year-old third baseman Nick Castellanos got three hits, including a three-run..." July 11

  • Verlander struggles, Fielder, Cabrera quiet in All-Star appearances

    Detroit News "Not this time. Chances are often good that if it looks like Justin Verlander, and throws as hard as Justin Verlander, it must be Justin Verlander. But that wasn't how it went for the Tigers ace who started for the American League in its 8-0 All-Star Game loss on Tuesday night in Kansas..." July 11

  • R.A. Dickey-Prince Fielder All-Star Game duel could hinge on knuckleball

    Detroit Free Press "R.A. Dickey's profound autobiography, "Wherever I Wind Up," deals almost entirely with his own experiences: learning the knuckleball, making peace with his demons, finally establishing himself in the majors with the Mets. He offers little comment on the many tremendous players he has seen in his..." July 10

  • Yankees' Robinson Cano booed, hits zero home runs as Prince Fielder wins Home Run Derby

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano failed to defend his Home Run Derby crown — and the Kansas City fans couldn't have been happier. Cano went homerless in the first round of the All-Star Monday showcase, one year after he won it with a record-setting 12 home runs in the final round in Phoenix. Detroit's Prince..." July 10

  • Tigers' Prince Fielder clears Kauffman Stadium's fences 28 times, wins Home Run Derby

    Detroit Free Press "Prince Fielder swings like a man who hates baseballs. He clubs them, really, and watching him in Monday's Home Run Derby created a chorus of oooohs as people waited to see in what faraway spot one of his blasts would land. Many of Fielder's homers were moon shots, some even getting momentarily..." July 10

  • Gerald Laird shakes off Prince Fielder's errant elbow

    Detroit News "Gerald Laird was hurting, but wasn't hurt. "I saw some stars at first," he said. "So I just lay on the ground until I felt OK to get up." When manager Jim Leyland went to where Laird was sprawled in the fourth inning, though, he thought he would have to do two things he didn't want to..." July 06

  • Tigers' All-Stars: Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera

    Detroit News "Three Tigers were named to the American League All-Star team Sunday. They are the three who were considered slam dunks to get there: Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Prince Fielder Austin Jackson didn't make it. And neither did Joaquin Benoit. They're not on the Final Man ballot,..." July 02

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