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Prince Fielder emotional as he ends career after surgeries

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Former Brewers first-baseman Prince Fielder will not be able to come back after a second neck surgery.

The Texas Rangers slugger choked up and shed tears Wednesday as he said health issues are forcing him to end his 12-season major league career. He was still wearing a neck brace 12 days after his second cervical fusion in just over two years.

The 32-year-old Fielder says it's going to be tough not being able to play again after being around the majors since he was a kid with his father, Cecil, a slugger who played 13 seasons for five different teams. Prince's two young sons sat with him, also shedding tears.

All of his Rangers teammates, along with coaches and staff, filled the interview room at their home ballpark to support him.

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