ARLINGTON, TX- In sports, sometimes you love the game more than the game loves you. For Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder, the game looks to have quit on him.
Doctors have medically disabled the slugger and won't clear him to play after two neck surgeries in two years. The Rangers will have a press conference on Wednesday, where they're expected to announce the shocking news that Fielder's career is over.
The two surgeries the 32-year-old had was to repair herniated disks in his neck.
After 12 seasons in the league, Fielder finished with 319 home runs. The total is the same amount his father, Cecil Fielder, recorded in his 13 seasons.
The 6-time All-Star is scheduled to receive $24 million annually through 2020 as part of the nine year, $214 million deal he signed with the Tigers back in 2012.