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Fielder Eager To Get On The Field And In The Lineup

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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 26:  Detroit Tigers' #28 Prince Fielder poses with his wife and two sons after a press conference at Comerica Park on January 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 26: Detroit Tigers’ #28 Prince Fielder poses with his wife and two sons after a press conference at Comerica Park on January 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

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–1B Prince Fielder, who lives a half-hour drive away, was one of the first position players to report to Detroit’s spring home in Lakeland, Fla. “I just wanted to get here,” Fielder said. “I had nothing else to do. I figured I’d come out here and work out a little bit and get things started.” He also wanted an early jump at how he’d fit into the Detroit lineup, so he brought out his MLB11 baseball video game and traded himself from Milwaukee to Detroit. “I just did that at home,” he said. “Me and my boys, we just traded me over. It’s MLB11, but I was on the Brewers, so we just had to make a trade. Yeah, it was pretty cool.”

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