Fielder recently underwent major neck surgery for the second time and is out for the remainder of 2016 - From CBSSports.com
At the very least, Fielder will miss the remainder of the 2016 season, but now comes this from Fox's Ken Rosenthal: Fielder, 32, is batting .212/.292/.334 on the season with eight home runs in 89 games.
Obviously, that's an unacceptable level of production for a DH, and no doubt his ongoing neck issues has much to do with his struggles.
While Fielder has certainly run into his deep decline phase, he's had an impressive career: .283/.382/.506 (134 OPS+) across parts of 12 big-league seasons with the Brewers, Tigers, and Rangers.
Since, instead, he's not able to play for medical reasons, the Rangers still must pay the balance of his contract.
Suffice it to say, the November 2013 trade that sent Ian Kinsler to Detroit for Fielder is looking worse and worse from the Texas standpoint.