Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:09:44 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder ended a 13-game homerless drought with his first homer of the season Tuesday, April 15.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:27 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder connected for his first home run with his new team Tuesday, April 15, against the Seattle Mariner. It was his longest drought to start the season since beginning 2010 without a homer in 14 games.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:29:00 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder isn't worried one bit about his slow start to the season with his new squad. Fielder has nine hits (three doubles) in 51 at-bats for a .176 average. The longest he's gone in his career to start a season without a home run was 14 games. He doesn't expect to change his approach to account for opposing defenses using a shift against him, though.
Fantasy Tip: It's not the start you invisioned as his owner, either, but it's still very early in the season. Be patient and give him time to settle in before hitting the panic button.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:06:41 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will bat cleanup Friday, April 11, in place of 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps). Manager Ron Washington said he chose Fielder because he's more comfortable in that slot than Alex Rios is.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't change either player's overall value that much; they're already fantasy stalwarts. Fielder may get a chance at more RBI for however long Beltre is sidelined.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:49:54 -0800
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre and 1B Prince Fielder did not play in the intrasquad game Tuesday, Feb. 25, but both are tentatively scheduled to play Thursday, Feb. 27, in the team's Cactus League spring opener against the Kansas City Royals.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:55:31 -0800
With the threat of re-signing OF Nelson Cruz (Orioles) now having passed, 1B Mitch Moreland is in line to serve as the primary designated hitter for manager Ron Washington. "I'm just going out there and playing today and trying to get better," Moreland said. Washington is also expected to use the DH spot to rotate some veterans like 1B Prince Fielder, OF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Adrian Beltre and OF Alex Rios for partial rest.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:36:05 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday, Feb. 19, that the team remains open to re-signing free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers), if the price was right. "We've touched base every week or so," Daniels said. "Nellie's highly regarded here. We have a good relationship with (his agent). We made our moves (for 1B Prince Fielder and OF Shin-Soo Choo) and kind of expected (Cruz) to sign elsewhere. But we'll see where it goes. It's a unique situation for him as a free agent."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:11:52 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington plans to have OF Shin-Soo Choo batting first in the starting lineup this season. Choo would be followed by SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C Geovany Soto, 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Leonys Martin.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:26:14 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will bat ahead of 3B Adrian Beltre in the lineup for 2014, with Fielder going third and Beltre fourth. Columnist Gerry Fraley speculates OF Shin-Soo Choo will bat leadoff. The second slot in the lineup was not disclosed by manager Ron Washington.
Fantasy Tip: A combination of a shorter right-field porch at The Ballpark in Arlington and hitting ahead of Adrian Beltre could help Fielder regain what seemed to be a lost stroke in 2013. You have to wonder if his personal issues (divorce) may have spilled over onto the diamond, and if he is past those issues Fielder could be gangbusters in 2014.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:11:15 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays appear to have interest in Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland, who may be expendable following the trade for 1B Prince Fielder from the Detroit Tigers. It is thought the Rays might want to trade SP David Price, and the Rangers have expressed interest.