Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder in the middle of divorce

First baseman filed in May for divorce from wife Chanel

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor
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DETROIT - Local 4 has learned that Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder is going through a divorce.

According to documents filed in Orange County, Fla., the 29-year-old Fielder filed to dissolve his marriage from wife, Chanel, on May 28.

The two have been married since 2005 and have two young sons, Jaden and Haven.

Hunter hints personal issue behind Fielder's slump

Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter hinted on a radio show that teammate Prince Fielder's hitting slump might be caused by off-field issues.

Talking Tuesday with station Detroit Sports 105.1, Hunter suggested that critics back off.

He said "a lot of people don't know what's going on" in Fielder's life.

A four-time All-Star, Fielder was hitting just .219 with five homers and 27 RBIs over his previous 50 games entering Tuesday night.

Asked before the game about his comments, Hunter said they talked and that Fielder will "be fine." He also called him a "brother" and added "we've all got family issues, trust me."

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