Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is scheduled to have cervical fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck this coming Tuesday, the Rangers announced in a press conference Thursday afternoon. General manager Jon Daniels -- who made the announcement -- said that Fielder will get a second opinion, but the expectation is that this opinion will be a confirmation that Fielder needs the surgery. The recovery period from this surgery was said to be three to four months, meaning that Fielder will likely miss the rest of the 2014 season. Fielder, 30, had a nerve-root injection last week, but it didn't seem to do much good as Fielder reportedly continued to feel weakness in his left arm. The weakness seemed to be evident in his performance this season, too, as Fielder is hitting .247/.360/.360 (100 OPS+) with eight doubles, three homers and 16 RBI.
Prince Fielder out for the season with surgery on neck
CBS Sports | May 23