Yankees to give Prior comeback tryout

Yankees to give Prior comeback tryout

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- One-time Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Mark Prior has signed a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees, the team said Wednesday.

Prior, Burke join Padres organization

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Mark Prior, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2006, signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the San Diego Padres Tuesday.
Padres ink pitcher Mark Prior

Padres ink pitcher Mark Prior

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres Wednesday signed veteran free agent pitcher Mark Prior to a one-year contract.

Cubs trade OF Craig Monroe to Minnesota

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs Tuesday traded outfielder Craig Monroe to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later.

Cubs' Prior to miss entire season

CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Mark Prior had surgery on his right shoulder and will miss the entire 2007 season.

Kerry Wood to avoid surgery

CHICAGO, April 14 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood does not need surgery on his ailing right shoulder.

Mark Prior has more shoulder trouble

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Mark Prior Thursday left the game early with shoulder trouble during a rehab start with Mesa, Ariz., in the Cactus League.

Cubs send Mark Prior to the minors

CHICAGO, March 28 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs Wednesday sent hard-throwing right-hander Mark Prior to Triple-A Iowa of the International League.

Prior reaches one-year deal with Cubs

CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Pitcher Mark Prior and the Chicago Cubs reached agreement on a one-year contract that keeps the deal out of salary arbitration. Financial terms of the contract were not revealed Wednesday but the Chicago Sun-Times reported the Cubs offered $3.4 million fo

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Chi. Cubs 6

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Mench, David Bell and Tony Graffanino all drove in two runs Thursday afternoon as Milwaukee beat the Chicago Cubs, 8-6.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 5

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Matt Murton and Angel Pagan each hit a home run Saturday afternoon to lead the Chicago Cubs past Pittsburgh, 7-5.

MLB: Arizona 15, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Orlando Hudson hit a grand slam and a two-run homer Monday to power the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 15-4 beating of the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 1, Chi. Cubs 0

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Jose Valentin hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday afternoon as the New York Mets edged the Chicago Cubs, 1-0.

MLB: Washington 7, Chi. Cubs 6

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- A two-run single by Alex Escobar in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night gave Washington a 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Cubs 3

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- Steve Trachsel retired nine straight batters as the New York Mets downed the Chicago Cubs, 6-3, in a rain-delayed Friday afternoon game at Wrigley Field.
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Mark Prior
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Mark Prior throws against the Detroit Tigers during the Tigers 12-3 victory at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Il June 18, 2006. Prior starting for the first time this season gave up 8 runs in 3 and 2/3 innings. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. He played for the Chicago Cubs from 2002-2006. His career has been notably muddled with injuries after a promising start which had the sports media calling him a future superstar. His repertoire of pitches includes a low to mid 90s fastball, a curveball, a slurve, and a changeup.

Prior graduated from the University of San Diego High School. He was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1998 amateur draft, but they were unable to sign him to a contract.

Prior attended his father's alma mater, Vanderbilt University for his freshman year. He transferred to USC, where he won the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the national collegiate baseball player of the year. After becoming a professional baseball player, he continued his education on a part-time basis and received a business degree from USC Marshall School of Business in 2004. He was part of a pitching rotation that also boasted current Cleveland Indians pitcher Anthony Reyes.

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