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Thursday, May 22, 2014

SI.com: Rangers’ 1B Fielder ‘seriously considering’ season-ending surgery.

Oof. 

Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is “seriously considering” season-ending surgery, according to a report on Thursday from Jeff Wilson of The Star-Telegram.

Fielder would undergo the surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck. He had a nerve-root injection over the weekend to help alleviate the pain, but as Wilson points out, “the shot doesn’t remove the chunk of disc from the nerve that is pinched and is causing weakness in Fielder’s left arm.” Because of that weakness, he was scratched from the Rangers’ lineup on Tuesday vs. the visiting Mariners.

Esoteric Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:35 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4711750)
I'm starting to wonder if this year's Rangers are in historic injury territory now.
   2. Esoteric Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:10 PM (#4711752)
Dave Dombrowski is a ninja.
   3. aberg Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:41 PM (#4711771)
Dombrowski had a great big fat person, on the wrong side of 30, coming off a serious statistical decline, with tons of money committed, who complained about this very injury periodically last year. He did not have to know Fielder would be out for the year starting in May for a trade to be wise.
   4. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:42 PM (#4711775)
Dombrowski is buffalo bill?
   5. valuearbitrageur Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4711776)
Dombrowski had a great big fat person, on the wrong side of 30, coming off a serious statistical decline, with tons of money committed, who complained about this very injury periodically last year. He did not have to know Fielder would be out for the year starting in May for a trade to be wise.


Sure, it's easy to see this in hindsight!
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:50 PM (#4711782)
Dave Dombrowski is a ninja.


Seriously. Some of these trades are taking me back to Jim Hendry's series of fleeces that victimized the Pirates a decade ago.
   7. asinwreck Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:06 PM (#4711795)
The next Sloan sports conference ought to have plenty of presentations on injuries in the 2014 MLB season. The Rangers and White Sox already have used the DL more times that one might expect out of an entire season, and ACL's across baseball are popping left and right. Is this the effect of stronger amphetamine and hormone testing, some grand coincidence, or something else?
   8. Esoteric Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4711831)
Dombrowski had a great big fat person, on the wrong side of 30, coming off a serious statistical decline, with tons of money committed, who complained about this very injury periodically last year.
And yet he found a trading partner to not only take this person off of his hands, but also to give him a very valuable player in return.

I repeat: Dave Dombrowski is a ninja.
   9. BDC Posted: May 22, 2014 at 08:54 PM (#4711843)
It was never a good *acquisition*, but as trades go, Fielder is 2 years younger than Kinsler and had been more durable. As a trade where you're rolling the dice on a pennant in '14, it was ... well, hope springs eternal. Interesting are reports that it never crossed Rangers brass minds that there could ever be anything physically wrong with Fielder. And that Nolan Ryan had opposed signing him as a FA a couple of years back.

Meanwhile Mitch Moreland adds Fielder to Davis, Young & Berkman in his life list of "All-Stars I beat out for a job."
   10. Endless Trash Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:00 PM (#4711845)
Fielder is 2 years younger than Kinsler


My brain just exploded.

   11. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:03 PM (#4711847)
MLB.com is reporting it as a done deal that he's out for the year. Profar too.

What's Toby Harrah up to? Jeff Burroughs?
   12. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: May 22, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4711857)
Full liposuction and a high colonic?
   13. Astroenteritis Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4711872)
Nolan Ryan should have his voodoo dolls taken away.
   14. Baldrick Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4711886)
I'm shocked, shocked, etc. and so on.
   15. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM (#4711893)
What's Toby Harrah up to? Jeff Burroughs?

The whole Julio Franco/Independent League comeback story is just cover for him getting back into shape to rejoin the Rangers by late June.
   16. Kurt Posted: May 22, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4711900)
Oh God, I hope 15 actually happens.
   17. Walt Davis Posted: May 23, 2014 at 01:23 AM (#4711931)
Fielder is 2 years younger than Kinsler

Alas, Fielder is 84 in BMI years.

Meanwhile Mitch Moreland adds Fielder to Davis, Young & Berkman in his life list of "All-Stars I beat out for a job."

Where's your Nelson Cruz now, eh?

   18. Jeltzandini Posted: May 23, 2014 at 07:08 AM (#4711949)
Dombrowski had a great big fat person


Yeah, he was a big boy sir.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 23, 2014 at 08:01 AM (#4711954)
Seriously. Some of these trades are taking me back to Jim Hendry's series of fleeces that victimized the Pirates a decade ago.


Is one trade really a "series"?

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