Prince Fielder getting divorce from wife Chanel

Prince Fielder familyDetroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter defended teammate Prince Fielder from criticism during a radio interview on Tuesday, and implied that the first baseman is going through some off-field issues. Larry Brown Sports has exclusively learned that Fielder is going through a divorce with wife Chanel, which is the issue Hunter was likely referring to.

Fielder filed for divorce on May 28 in Orange County, Fla., which is the area where he and Chanel make their offseason home. The two were married during the minor league baseball season in July 2005. They have two sons together.

On Tuesday, Chanel filed a motion for temporary relief to cover attorneys fees and the cost of the case.

Though he is by no means having a poor season, Fielder is performing below his career averages. The slugger is batting .262 with 17 home runs and 81 RBIs on the year. His .785 OPS is the lowest of his career since his rookie season.

Fielder actually batted .301 with a blistering 1.009 OPS during the first month of the season. He has not posted an OPS above .788 since May, which is when he filed for divorce. Fielder also experienced a slight dropoff in his minor-league numbers in 2004, which is when his parents were going through a messy divorce.

Despite the issues in his personal life, Fielder has not missed a game this season. He went 1-for-4 in Wednesday’s 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.

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  • joebmore

    Can’t say nobody say this coming. I hope everything works out for him. But I can tell she is going to take him to the cleaners.

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    you saw this coming?

  • joebmore

    He looked too much like a puppy in love. lol. He’s a big guy and he went after the stereotypical video looking woman. Which is all fine and dandy. But he ends up marrying her? Really. He should of had his fun. Kept playing well. Then when he was ready to settle down. Marry a woman that has something going for herself.

    I don’t believe in coincidences. This is his last big contract. So she knows that. He has two kids with her. That’s easy 25k a month. She’s gone.

  • cecil fan

    Gold diggers aplenty

  • carson81

    WHo does she want to pay temporary relief?

  • Jimmy L Aldrich

    Hoes keep winning. She is going to clean his clock.

  • TaterSalad

    Word is that Prince Fielder and his wife Chanel are getting the divorce because she was “banging” a member of the Detroit Tigers management team and that everyone on the team except Prince himself knew about this! When he found out at or near the end of the season he gave up on the team.