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.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:27:37 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will be the team's primary first baseman, and the team is still trying to determine 1B Mitch Moreland's role. SS Jurickson Profar can now move to second base full time with 2B Ian Kinsler gone. Manager Ron Washington hasn't decided on where Fielder will hit in the lineup yet, but he wants to leave 3B Adrian Beltre in the cleanup spot.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:45:39 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Tigers trade 1B Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Texas Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler. Fielder is still owed $138 million over seven years, so the Tigers will help pay some of the remaining deal.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade which sends 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler, pending a physical, CBSSports.com learned Wednesday, Nov. 20. There might be another player involved in the deal, but that has not been confirmed. Fielder has a $214 million contract, and it is uncertain if any cash will be changing hands to help the Rangers pay that contract. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers, but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Fielder and Kinsler remain must-start fantasy options, but Kinsler might slip ever so slightly moving to a more spacious ballpark for half of his games. Jurickson Profar will be a regular in the lineup in Arlington, and he might even be a little bit overvalued by fantasy owners with a clear path. Still, he is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats because he is a middle infielder with a ton of upside.
Miguel Cabrera or perhaps even Victor Martinez presumably will take over at first base, although it is possible the Tigers could still make additional moves to shore up the position. Nick Castellanos could also find a more regular role now, either at third base or as the designated hitter.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:09:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez collected his 100th RBI of the season Friday, Sept. 27, against the Colorado Rockies. He joined Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder and 3B Miguel Cabrera as the only players to drive in at least 100 runs in six of the last seven seasons.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:34:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder played in his 500th consecutive game Monday, Sept. 23, against the Minnesota Twins. He was unaware of the feat when asked. "Oh, I didn't even know," Fielder said. "Yeah, that's good. That's pretty cool. It's another day."
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:05:53 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder (leg) limped down the dugout steps accompanied by a trainer during the game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Kansas City Royals. He was tended to, and returned to the game. He was injured in a collision while playing defense.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:04:55 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder filed for divorce May 28. He is having a down season with a .262 average and 17 homers, and OF Torii Hunter recently said Fielder was going through off-the-field issues.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:45:55 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter hinted that 1B Prince Fielder is going through off-the-field issues. Hunter said "a lot of people don't know what's going on" in his life. Fielder is hitting .245 with one home run and 12 RBIs in his last 30 games.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:23:08 -0700
The participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby were announced Monday, July 8. Representing the National League will be New York Mets 3B David Wright, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper and Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer. Representing the American League will be New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano, Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis, Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder and an unnamed participant.