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Prince Fielder’s no-trade clause could have blocked a trade to Texas

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout after he lined out in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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If Rangers fans are missing Ian Kinsler, they can at least take comfort in knowing that Prince Fielder is happy to be in Texas.

Datapoint 1: Evan Grant reports that Fielder had a no-trade clause provision which could’ve blocked a trade to the Rangers. He didn’t use it. As the Rangers were one of the teams which courted him in free agency a couple of years ago, he probably had at least some comfort level with them to begin with, but he likely believes regardless that this is a good move for him.

Datapoint 2:

Excited to join the @Rangers and play in front of all those fans! #rightfieldbeready

— Prince Fielder (@RealPFielder28) November 22, 2013