The Texas Rangers are meeting with free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder today, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
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The potential interest by the Rangers provides a much needed boost for Fielder’s market value. While several teams had initially seemed interested in acquiring the All-Star, over the course of the last several weeks it has appeared that the Washington Nationals had become his only remaining suitor.
It is believed the Rangers have money to spend after missing out on free-agent starting pitcher C.J. Wilson to the Los Angeles Angels. The club, who has lost two-consecutive World Series, is also currently in negotiations with Japanese import Yu Darvish, however reports indicate that those talks are not going well. Fielder, 26, hit .299/.415/.566 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI in 162 games last year for the Milwaukee Brewers. The 27-year-old has been one of the more consistent players in the majors over the past several seasons. In 998 career games, he has amassed a .282 career batting average, 230 home runs and 656 RBIs.