Report: Prince Fielder Visits With Rangers

Evans Clinchy
Monday January 16th, 2012

With the future of superstar slugger Prince Fielder still very much up in the air, the Texas Rangers have emerged as a serious possibility for the 27-year-old former Brewer.

The Rangers met with Fielder at a Dallas area hotel on Friday, according to The first baseman plans to visit several other clubs before making a decision, but agent Scott Boras did tell that Fielder would have a contract in place by the start of spring training.

It's unclear just how much interest the Rangers have in Fielder, who's the biggest star remaining on the free-agent market this January. He may be their prime target, or he may be a fallback option should the Rangers fail to land stud hurler Yu Darvish. Fielder posted a .299/.415/.566 line last year with 38 home runs. He's hit 230 career round-trippers for the Brewers in just six full seasons.

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