Rangers 1B Prince Fielder undergoes neck surgery

Prince Fielder is expected to miss the rest of the 2014 season.

Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder underwent surgery Tuesday for cervical fusion of the C5-C6 disks in his neck.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Drew Dossett in Dallas and Fielder will stay at the Carrell Clinic overnight and is expected to be released tomorrow.

The surgery is expected to sideline Fielder for the remainder of the 2014 season. The Rangers put the slugger on the disabled list last week for the first time in his career. Fielder had a streak of 547 consecutive games played snapped when he was sidelined by a herniated disk in his neck.

The Rangers have gone 6-3 without Fielder in the lineup.