ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners due to a herniated disc in his neck, and team officials announced he won't make the trip to Detroit for the weekend series.
Instead, Fielder will get further examinations from Dr. Drew Dossett in Dallas; there is a chance he could eventually travel to Detroit to play against his former team this weekend.
"We just decided not to do it and give him another day," Rangers manager Ron Washington said before the announcement. "I've seen him, and he's not going to take any swings. But he feels normal. He felt normal yesterday until he swung the bat."
Before the announcement, Washington said there was an expectation that Fielder would leave Wednesday with the team for Detroit. But during Washington's chat with reporters, it was announced that Fielder wouldn't travel with the club.
"Well, there you have it," Washington said after it was announced.
Fielder has missed the last four games since he received an injection to treat a herniated disc in his neck, which ended a streak of 547 consecutive games dating back to 2010. It was the longest active streak at the time and the 25th-longest in league history.
"My arm feels a little weak," Fielder said Wednesday. "It's not so much pain, but it's just a little weak, a little sore. I'm not too concerned now because there's nothing I can do right now besides give it the extra day. I plan on playing tomorrow. That's the plan."
Fielder is hitting .247 with just three home runs and 16 RBIs.