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Prince Fielder to miss rest of MLB season after neck surgery

First baseman Prince Fielder is recovering from neck surgery and not expected to play again this season for the Texas Rangers.

Texas 1st baseman hit .247 with 3 homers in 42 games this season

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder faces an extended period of rehab following neck surgery and has probably played his last game of the season. In 42 games this season, he hit .247 with three home runs and 16 runs batted in. (Alex Gallardo/Associated Press)

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 runs batted in.

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