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Rangers' Fielder has neck surgery, not expected to play again this season

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Prince Fielder is recovering from neck surgery and not expected to play again this season for the Texas Rangers.
Fielder had a cervical fusion of the C5 and C6 disks in his neck Tuesday. The Rangers say the surgery performed in Dallas by specialist Dr. Drew Dossett went as expected.
The first baseman is expected to be discharged from the hospital Wednesday. Fielder then faces what the team calls "an extended period of rehabilitation" that will "most likely" make him miss the rest of the season.
Fielder had played in 547 consecutive games since 2010, then the longest active streak in the majors, when he played his last game May 16.
In 42 games his first season with the Rangers, Fielder hit .247 with three home runs and 16 RBIs.
 
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