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Prince Fielder has herniated disc in his neck, could need surgery

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Prince Fielder is out of the lineup today with a herniated disc in his neck

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Prince Fielder is not in the lineup today, as he has gotten an injection for a herniated disc in his neck.  This will keep him out for at least the next couple of days, and could require surgery if it gets worse.

Fielder has apparently been dealing with this issue since last year, and this would help explain why he hasn't been hitting for power for the last year or so.

John Blake noted on Twitter that this breaks Prince's consecutive games streak, which was the 25th longest of all time, at 547 games.

The full lineup for today: