The Rangers placed DH Prince Fielder on the disabled list last week due to more neck discomfort. On Friday, Fielder met with Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed spinal fusion surgery on Fielder in 2014 for a herniated disk in his neck. Dossett has recommended another procedure, so Fielder will undergo season-ending surgery this week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reports. Fielder was having a rough season, batting .212/.292/.334 with eight home runs and 44 RBI in 370 plate appearances. He played in only 42 games in 2014, but returned in 2015 looking more like his old self. Unfortunately, neck and back issues are notoriously difficult to fix. Hopefully, this upcoming procedure does the
New York Mets LHP Steven Matz threw six scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins on the road on Sunday to earn his first win in nearly two months. "It was very, very encouraging," manager Terry Collins said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "His fastball really had late life to it. We saw a lot of swings and misses on his fastball. I thought his changeup and curveball and breaking ball he threw for strikes." Matz (8-6) started the season 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA, but had been winless over his last nine starts with a 4.73 ERA. But on Sunday, he threw 64 of 99 pitches for strikes and struck out six batters in six four-hit innings for his first victory since May 25.