Rangers introduce No 84, new 1B Prince Fielder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Prince Fielder used to take batting practice as a kid at Tigers Stadium and was known for hitting balls over the right-field fence at a young age.

Now with the Texas Rangers, he has a new home ballpark with a right field modeled after the old stadium in Detroit. During his introduction Monday, Fielder smiled and said he likes that.

With his new team also comes a new jersey number. Fielder will wear No. 84 with the Rangers, representative of the year he was born.

The Rangers acquired the five-time All-Star first baseman in a trade from Detroit last week for popular second baseman Ian Kinsler.

Texas manager Ron Washington says the team was searching to get more production in its lineup, and he's very happy to have Fielder.

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