Prince Fielder was a first round draft pick by the Brewers in 2002. He played with the team from 2005 – 2011, gaining attention throughout the league for being a heavy hitter, that landed him the most lucrative MBL contracts in history: a nine-year, $214 million deal with Detroit.
But Fielder was traded to the Rangers soon after and has faced injuries ever since.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more on what could be a career-ended neck injury for Fielder:
The career of baseball slugger Prince Fielder apparently is over after a second serious neck surgery.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Tuesday that Fielder will be forced to retire from playing for the Texas Rangers at age 32, and with a huge guaranteed contract that runs through 2020. The Dallas Morning News later confirmed that report.