Rangers slugger Fielder will have neck surgery Friday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have his season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

The surgery will be performed in Dallas by Dr. Drew Dossett, who two years ago did a cervical fusion of two disks just below the area that is bothering Fielder now.

Dossett had recommended the second surgery after seeing Fielder on Monday. That confirmed the recommendation of Dr. Robert Watkins, who examined the slugger in Los Angeles last week when an MRI showed a herniation between Fielder's C4 and C5 disks.

Fielder has hit a career-low .212 with eight homers and 44 RBIs in 89 games this season.

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