So this is what Prince Fielder, who’s day-to-day nursing a neck injury, thinks of this weekend’s 4-game reunion against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. “I don't give a (expletive) about the Detroit series,” the Texas Rangers and former Tigers first baseman told reporters today. “I just want to get back.” Fielder was diagnosed with a herniated disc. He missed last Saturday’s game to snap a streak of 547 consecutive games played which, at the time, was the longest active streak in MLB, dating back to 2010 with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was in tonight’s Rangers lineup, but later scratched. The Rangers play the Tigers for four games starting Thursday. “I’m doing alright, I guess,” Fielder told The Dallas Morning News. “My arm feels a little weak still. It’s not so much pain. It just feels a little weak. … I had a little discomfort in my arm and they say another day should help.” Fielder signed a 9-year, $214-million deal with Detroit before the 2012 season and played for the Tigers for two seasons, reaching the World Series in 2012. He struggled in 2013, hitting just .279 with an .819 OPS and 25 home runs. After 2013, the Tigers traded Fielder and $30 million to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Fans particularly took offense to Fielder’s comments following the Tigers’ ALCS loss to the Boston Red Sox, when he told reporters: “It’s not really tough for me. It’s over, bro,” later saying he has kids and doesn’t want to “take your work home with you.”
Prince Fielder: 'I don't give a (expletive) about the Detroit series'
Detroit Free Press | May 22