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On Friday, a slew of Reds minor leaguers reported to the Goodyear complex for the first time this spring. One of them included former All-Star Mark Prior.
According to MLBTR.com, the Reds have inked Prior to a minor league deal.
Prior, 32, was drafted second overall in the 2001 draft by the Chicago Cubs and was once considered one of the most promising young starting pitchers in Major League Baseball. However, a bout with shoulder problems has kept the California native from pitching in the majors since 2006.
“He called me and said asked for a chance,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I talked to Walt (Jocketty). (Prior) says he feels good. He feels like he has some unfinished business."
Baker, who managed Prior when he was with the Cubs, is often blamed for the right-hander's injury. Folks who do blame Baker cite the heavy workload Prior took on during the early part of his career. Prior's case has led to a trend across the league of teams imposing innings l...
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