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Mark Prior Signs With Boston Red Sox

Mark Prior has returned to baseball, signing with the Boston Red Sox. Prior, the former No. 2 overall pick, has not pitched in MLB since 2006 and worked out with the Red Sox this spring. Prior has a 42-29 record with a 3.51 ERA.

Mark Prior pitching for the Chicago Cubs. Prior signed with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, May 2 after not playing baseball since 2006. (Photo via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ableman/195136089/">Scott Ableman</a>/Creative Commons)
Mark Prior pitching for the Chicago Cubs. Prior signed with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, May 2 after not playing baseball since 2006. (Photo via Scott Ableman/Creative Commons)

Mark Prior has made his return to baseball, signing with the Boston Red Sox, according to a report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Prior, who has not pitched in MLB since 2006, worked out with the Sox this spring and will stay in Fort Myers to "build up strength."

#redsox signing mark prior. cant hurt. once great. rooting for him to come back.
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Prior was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2001 amateur draft, but only played five seasons with the Chicago Cubs due to constant injuries. Prior had a variety of injuries in his career, suffering from hamstring injuries, Achillies tendon injuries, elbow injuries and most notably shoulder injuries. Prior had a career 42-29 record in 106 games with a 3.51 ERA and 757 strikeouts.

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