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Topic - Jon Daniels
Prince Fielder was placed on the disabled list Friday, days before he is scheduled to have season-ending neck surgery.
Fielder has been out with a herniated disk in his neck, and surgery was recommended after a follow-up exam and another scan Thursday with Dr. Drew Dossett.
Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery next week and miss the rest of the season.
Prince Fielder has a new consecutive games streak: Three in row being out of the Texas Rangers' starting lineup.
Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers, two of the Texas Rangers' top relievers last season, are going back to the bullpen after abbreviated stints as starters.
Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is sitting out at least two days because of a stiff neck, ending his consecutive games streak at 547.
The Texas Rangers are really hurting.
The Texas Rangers put left-handers Matt Harrison and Martin Perez on the disabled list Wednesday, and could be without both starters for an extended period.
Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was scheduled to be evaluated Friday at home by a back specialist before the Rangers make a roster move to activate Adrian Beltre from the disabled list.
Tanner Scheppers felt discomfort in his pitching elbow long before the Texas Rangers went to spring training with a plan to turn the right-hander into a starter.
Rangers ace Yu Darvish could get back in the Texas rotation without making a rehabilitation start after he is eligible to come off the disabled list.
The Texas Rangers say ace Yu Darvish has no structural damage in his stiff neck but will likely begin the season on the disabled list.
Texas catcher Geovany Soto has a tear in his right knee that will sideline him for 10 to 12 weeks, the latest injury setback for the Rangers.
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington finally has a contract past this season.
Matt Harrison had been throwing for a couple of months with no problems when he got to spring training, ready to come back after making only two starts for the Texas Rangers last season.
General manager Jon Daniels said he expected a second opinion to confirm the initial recommendation for the operation.
Daniels said the slugger's strength tested normal then and that his symptoms had largely gone away, so he was given clearance to resume baseball activity.