The Texas Rangers placed first baseman Prince Fielder on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a herniated disk in his neck that will likely require season-ending surgery.
Fielder, 30, will seek a second opinion regarding possible cervical-fusion surgery on the C5-C6 disk that has led to weakness in his left arm. Recovery can take up to four months. The injury snapped Fielder’s 547 consecutive games-played streak, which was the longest active streak in the majors and dated back to Sept. 13, 2010.
For the season, Fielder is batting .247 with three home runs, 16 RBI and a .720 OPS. He was acquired by the Rangers last November in a trade that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers and is signed through the 2020 season at $24 million per year.
Fielder is the 17th member of the Rangers to land on the disabled list this season.