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Former pitching phenom Mark Prior making comeback with Reds

Mark Prior with Cubs (photo by UCinternational via wikipedia commons)

For the fourth straight Spring Training, former MLB pitching phenom, Mark Prior is trying to make a comeback.

Now 32 years old, the righthanded Prior has signed a minor-league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

Prior was fantastic with the Chicago Cubs from 2002-2006. He had a won-lost record of 42-29 with an ERA of 3.51 with 757 strikeouts. The San Diego, California native was an All-Star in 2003.

His MLB career ended when he endured various injuries totaling 12 trips to the disabled list.

Prior has not pitched in the major leagues since 2006.

He pitched in the minor leagues last season with the Boston Red Sox at Triple-A Pawtucket, appearing in 19 games with a 3.96 ERA.

 

Info compiled from Cincinnati Reds, MLB news

 

Mark Prior making comeback with Triple-A Pawtucket

 

Mark Prior with Cubs (photo by UCinternational via wikipedia commons)

When Mark Prior was pitching in the early days of his career, he was very dominant and teammed with Kerry Wood to form a great one-two punch at the top of the Chicago Cubs pitching rotation.

Then multiple injuries set in.

He was a 2003 National League All-Star and from 2002-2006 with the Cubs, overall he was a respectable 42-29 record, with a 3.51 ERA and 757 strikeouts.

Now 31-years-old and six years after last pitching in the major leagues, Prior has been promoted to Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox’ Triple-A team.

Prior was the second overall pick of the Cubs in the 2001 amateur draft. He was third in the NL Cy Young Award voting in 2003 with a record of 18-6 and an ERA of 2.43.

 

Info compiled from Pawtucket PawSox, Radio & TV news