Longevity seemed like it was always going to be an issue with Prince's body type and while an iron man of sorts for the bulk of his career, he'd already been in decline - his slugging percentage had dropped from 2011-2013 while he was limited to 42 games in 2014. Show More Summary
Pitcher C.C. Sabathia, a friend and former teammate of Fielder, said of his swing: “It looked violent, but it was really skilled.”
The careers of two huge names in baseball, the Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder and New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, came to their respective conclusions this week. Qualifying the careers of both will certainly be a popular topic in baseball...Show More Summary
Prince Fielder said goodbye to baseball due to a neck injury.
Rangers slugger Prince Fielder has been forced to retire from baseball at age 32. Fielder, who has been struggling at the plate this year, recently underwent his second spinal fusion surgery in the last three years, and doctors have told him that he is no longer physically capable of playing baseball. Show More Summary
When Prince Fielder announced his retirement from baseball on Wednesday, a reporter asked a question that shouldn’t have been asked.
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball recognizes the absurdity of the AL East division race, as well as Prince Fielder’s retirement and Carlos Gomez’s DFA. Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. Show More Summary
Fielder, the Texas Rangers slugger, wept Wednesday as he said that health issues were forcing him to end his 12-season major league career.
Texas Rangers power-hitter Prince Fielder bid an emotional goodbye to baseball on Wednesday due to neck ailments.
Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder wept Wednesday while announcing the end of his 12-season career because of health issues. Fielder, 32, wore a neck brace 12 days after his second cervical fusion in two years. His two young sons sat at the podium, mostly with their heads down and shedding tears,...
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Prince Fielder wiped away tears, pointed to his two sons sitting next to him and talked about being in big league clubhouses since he was their age.
With his sons, Jadyn and Haven, by his side and his Texas Rangers teammates in attendance, a choked-up Prince Fielder announced Wednesday that his 12-year playing career is over after he underwent a second season-ending neck surgery last month. “The doctors told me that with two spinal fusions, I can’t play major league baseball anymore,” Fielder, 32, said. […]
Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder officially announced his retirement at a press conference in Arlington on Wednesday, fighting back tears at the end of a 12-year career. Wearing a neck brace after neck surgery, Fielder was very emotional...Show More Summary
Baseball has unexpectedly lost one of its greatest sluggers, but there's no way he'll be forgotten. If you’re looking for Prince Fielder’s introduction to the general public and casual baseball fan, it was in a best-selling book. Thousands and thousands of people found out that Cecil Fielder had a kid, and he played baseball, and... Show More Summary
Fielder will have collected $252 million in salary and bonuses since being drafted in 2002 or more than any player in NFL history.
An all-too-common tactic for media members around news of athlete contracts or retirements with money still owed them is to compare those athletes’ salaries to those of public-sector employees like police, firefighters or teachers. ESPN...Show More Summary
Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have to quit playing baseball after his second neck surgery.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers will announce tomorrow that Prince Fielder is going to retire. Fielder had neck surgery a few weeks ago , and it’s apparently going to keep him from playing again. He will retire with 319 dingers, exactly the same amount as his father Cecil had in his career. Read more...
Prince Fielder's day as a player appear to be over. Now the question is, what happens with his remaining $96 million in salary? Here's how the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, and an insurance policy will all come into play.