Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder is flying back to Texas to undergo a sleep study after reporting trouble sleeping.
He’ll miss the next three games today, Thursday and Friday.
Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said the club chose to send him back for an evaluation.
“It sounds like he’s having disjointed sleeping. We figure at this time of year instead of asking him to gut it out why not actually have him evaluated,” Levine said.
Levine was unsure whether snoring, a common problem that disrupts sleep, is the issue. Fielder is 1 for 9 this spring. He collected his first hit Monday after beginning 0 for 8.
Manager Jeff Banister said he hadn’t noticed any change in Fielder.
“I think Prince had gone about his job where I didn’t notice a whole lot, but obviously those type of things need to be communicated, which he did,” Banister said. “We’ll get him checked out and get him right.”