Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have to quit playing baseball after his second neck surgery.
Fielder isn't formally retiring, but doctors won't give the six-time All-Star medical clearance to play again. The Rangers said only that Fielder would hold media availability today.
Fielder, who is signed through 2020, had a cervical fusion on July 29 to repair a herniation between two discs in his neck. That was done just above the area where he had the same procedure in May 2014.
Fielder, 32, is batting .212 with a .292 on-base percentage and a .334 slugging percentage this season.
BOCHY OKAY: Giants manager Bruce Bochy was released from a Miami hospital after spending the night there with an undisclosed illness.
ANGELS: Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum accepted a demotion to Triple-A Salt Lake City.
CARDINALS: RHP Michael Wacha went on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The contract of RHP Alex Reyes, one of the team's top prospects, was purchased from Triple-A Memphis.
CUBS: INF Tommy La Stella has refused to report to Triple-A Iowa after being optioned to the minors nearly two weeks ago, and Chicago placed him on the temporary inactive list.
INDIANS: OF Michael Brantley saw a specialist for his right shoulder injury and has symptoms consistent with chronic biceps tendinitis.
MARLINS: RH closer A.J. Ramos went on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right middle finger.
NATIONALS: Struggling RF Bryce Harper was out of the lineup for the second straight game because of a stiff neck.
ROCKIES: Manager Walt Weiss removed RHP Carlos Estevez from the closer's role and named RHP Adam Ottavino the new closer. Estevez blew his past two save opportunities.
TIGERS: OF Cameron Maybin will go on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb.