Prince Fielder pops first homer as Ranger

02/27/2014 4:15 PM

11/12/2014 4:07 PM

In his second spring training at bat as a Ranger, Prince Fielder ripped a fastball for a home run to right field. Not a bad way to start your spring, especially for a new team.

“I just got lucky, [he] threw it where my bat was going,” Fielder said, who had 25 home runs for Detroit a year ago. “Yeah, it’s a good feel-good, obviously they don’t count, but they’re definitely good for you mentally.”

Fielder said he wasn’t trying to work on anything special with his two at bats Thursday.

“I just wanted to see the ball and hit it hard,” he said. “All the technical stuff, I try to save for the batting cage and everything. During the game you just try to play baseball, try to be natural about it.”

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