Prince Is A Tiger... Like His Daddy
The Tigers lost first baseman\catcher Victor Martinez to a season ending knee injury already this offseason, so adding Fielder to the roster became not only a want but a need. The Tigers beat out Texas and Washington for the coveted first baseman, and frankly flew under the radar the entire time. Adding Fielder to a lineup that already contains Miguel Cabrera gives the Tigers two of the top power hitters in the league.
Fielder is a career .282 hitter with 230 homeruns and 656 RBIs since his rookie season in 2005. The 27 year old first baseman was a first round pick by the Brewers in 2002. His father Cecil Fielder played for the Tigers from 1990-1996. The elder Fielder hit 51 homeruns for the Tigers in 1990 and was considered one of the best power hitters in the late 80's and early 90's.
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