Former Detroit Tiger Retires
After spending 12 seasons in MLB, Prince Fielder's career "appears to be over" according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal. Fielder completed his second neck procedure on July 29th.
Fielder, 32, underwent his first neck procedure in May 2014 and missed the rest of the season.
Fielder was drafted seventh overall in 2002 to the Milwaukee Brewers and spent seven season in the bigs before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in 2012. In two years in Detroit he hit 55 home runs, 214 RBI and appeared in the 2012 World Series. Before the 2014 season he was traded to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler.
The Rangers owe Fielder $96 million over the next four years and Rosenthal reports it is unclear if the contract is insured.
Fielder is a career .283 hitter with 319 career HRs in 12 MLB seasons.