Fielder will not travel with the team to Detroit for a four-game series against the Tigers beginning Thursday and appears likely to miss additional games.
“I probably would have never made it through college without baseball, so I’m thankful for that. I really am proud that I got to play on that level.”
Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
New Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler doesn’t mind admitting that he had gotten comfortable in Texas, where he had spent his entire professional career before being traded.
Prince Fielder has never been named MVP, but that doesn’t mean he’s not among the game’s best hitters, according to former teammate Torii Hunter.
After two All-Star seasons with the Texas Rangers, closer Joe Nathan is moving on. The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with the free agent reliever on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016.
The mushroom cloud from the Kinsler-for-Fielder supertrade that blindsided us all still lingers weeks later. As the dust finally begins to settle, we find ourselves punch-drunk, covered in dust, and wondering what exactly just happened.
Prince Fielder used to take batting practice as a kid at Tigers Stadium, and was known for hitting the ball over the right-field fence at a young age.
Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of players that sent him to the Rangers and Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
After Game 6 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder said, “It’s not really tough for me. It’s over, bro.”
When the news broke Wednesday night that Texas traded Ian Kinsler for Prince, the Metroplex EXPLODED with excitement and praise for the embattled Jon Daniels.
The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers have agreed to a deal to send slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler.