Fielder sees trade to Rangers as a fresh start

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Updated: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:18:12 EST

Prince Fielder believes his trade to the Texas Rangers provides him with a fresh start.

A day after being acquired from Detroit for Ian Kinsler in a divbuster deal, the five-time All-Star first baseman said Thursday that it will definitely be different in Texas.

The trade came less than two years after the Tigers signed Fielder to a $214 million, nine-year contract. Fielder hit .279 with 106 RBIs this year, but his 25 homers were his fewest over a full season, and he didn't have an RBI in the postseason for the Tigers.

Fielder could have vetoed the trade. But in a brief conference call, he said he's going to another good team and that he didn't think it was going to be a bad thing.

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