Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder expected to have neck surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery next week and sit out the rest of the season.

Fielder has been out because of a herniated disk in his neck, and surgery was recommended after a follow-up exam and another scan Thursday with Dr. Drew Dossett.

General Manager Jon Daniels said the team would get a second opinion about surgery but was “expecting that to be confirmed.”

Daniels said Dossett was tentatively scheduled to do a cervical fusion Tuesday. That operation has a typical recovery time of three to four months, and the GM said he anticipated Fielder's being fully recovered before spring training next year.

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