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updated: 5/22/2014 5:46 PM

Prince Fielder out for season with herniated disc

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  • Texas Rangers' Alex Rios, from left, Prince Fielder, Leonys Martin, and Michael Choice, right, watch play in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez )

      Texas Rangers' Alex Rios, from left, Prince Fielder, Leonys Martin, and Michael Choice, right, watch play in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez )

 
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Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery next week and miss the rest of the season.

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that the herniated disk in Fielder's neck has gotten worse, and that Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery.

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Daniels said the surgery is tentatively set for Tuesday. The GM says the team will get a second opinion, but expects the diagnosis to be confirmed.

Fielder had played in 547 consecutive games, then the longest active streak in the majors, before receiving a nerve root block injection Saturday to treat his neck.

Texas acquired Fielder last winter from Detroit in a trade for second baseman Ian Kinsler.

Fielder, who turned 30 earlier this month, had played all 162 games in four of the last five seasons.

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