View Full Version : Mark Prior to attempt one more "comeback"
Mark Prior, RHP, free agent – He will likely attempt one more comeback. He spent some of last season with the Yankees, his rebuilt arm holding up well and getting his velocity into the low 90s. But Prior, who was the Stephen Strasburg of his day, has a new problem. After many weeks of trying to figure out what was wrong with the lower half of his body, he had surgery for a sports hernia, but the problem wasn’t completely corrected. He is working out near his home in San Diego, trying to figure it out. He will likely work out for teams as early as March.
02-06-2012, 09:09 AM
Best of luck wishes for Prior. Like Kershaw, he had Cy written all over him the first time I got to see him pitch. Strasburg had so much hype, I didn't sense the same feeling, but I hope I'm wrong.
02-06-2012, 09:12 AM
I was hoping Prior would have made an appearance with the Yanks last year. However, at this point I would be suprised if he ever made it back to the majors.
02-06-2012, 03:24 PM
I never saw a more injury prone player in any sport than Prior, he hasn't pitched a ball in the majors now since 2006, though you have to give him credit for never giving up . I was just checking and this is what he's had to contend with
September 2002 Strained hamstring while running the bases Out for rest of season
Midseason 2003 Shoulder after on-field collision with former Atlanta Braves second baseman Marcus Giles. Missed 3 Starts
Preseason 2004 Achilles tendon injury Missed 2 months
Preseason 2005 Elbow strain Out 15 days
May 27, 2005 Throwing elbow - comeback line drive off the bat of Brad Hawpe Out 1 month
Preseason 2006 Strained shoulder Out 3 Months
July 14, 2006 Strained left oblique in batting practice Missed 2 starts
August 14, 2006 Shoulder tendinitis Missed rest of 2006 Season
Spring Training 2007 Shoulder surgery Missed entire 2007 Season
March 26, 2008 Shoulder surgery recovery Missed first part of 2008 season (60 day DL)
May 16, 2008 A tear in the capsule of his pitching shoulder; shoulder surgery Out for another six to eight weeks (60 day DL); out for the entire season
He maybe lucky and get some minor league work, though I was surprised that he's still only 31, seems like he's been around for longer than that
02-06-2012, 04:56 PM
I would be all for the Mariners taking a chance on Prior. Great story and I wish him the best. I know he will never find the success he did in college and his brief time in the big leagues but he could be a solid reliever somewhere.
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