Ex-Brewer Prince Fielder likely to retire, per report

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Prince Fielder is expected to retire at age 32 with five more years remaining on his contract.

Former Milwaukee Brewer first baseman Prince Fielder is likely to retire from baseball in a press conference with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. This is a report according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Prince Fielder in the first round of the 2002 draft, he was the seventh overall section. When Fielder left the Brewers to head to the Motor City he was the Brewers’ all-time leader in on-base percentage (.390), second in slugging percentage (.540) and third in walks (566).

Fielder’s signing with Detroit gave the Brewers a first-round pick in the following draft. From the Tigers Fielder received a nine-year $214 million contract, only to hit .295/.387/.491 with 55 home runs and 214 RBI in his short two-year tenure with the Motor City Bengals.

The Tigers then traded Fielder along with $30 million in deferred money to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Fielder missed most of 2014 after undergoing neck surgery, bounced back with a 2015 all-star year but played just 89 games this season. Again, his season was cut short by a neck injury.

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