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Mark Prior still in the minors, still injured, and still cursed

Aug 3, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

Mark Prior Reuters

From the Associated Press, here’s the latest in a never-ending series of injury updates on Mark Prior:

Yankees right-hander Mark Prior has a bruised left forearm after being hit by a ball during batting practice. The converted reliever was hit by a liner near the wrist on his 20th pitch of a BP session today at the Yankees’ minor league complex.

Since pitching April 18 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Prior has made just one minor league appearance because of a strained groin and back soreness. He expects to pitch soon in a rookie-level Gulf Coast League game.

Getting injured while rehabbing another injury is the most Mark Prior news in the history of Mark Prior news.

  1. pestiesti - Aug 3, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    I was at Mark Prior’s first ever rehab appearance. That actually seems like something now.

  2. pisano - Aug 3, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    You have to admire his heart, but it seems the writings on the wall for him. He just can’t stay healthy, it’s a shame because he really wants to get back to the big leagues.

  3. jhorton83 - Aug 4, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    It would be great to at least see him make an appearance in the majors this season. The dude just won’t give up and there’s definitely something admirable about that.

  4. purnellmeagrejr - Aug 4, 2011 at 7:48 AM

    “Converted reliever?” Is he starting now or is he a starter that was converted to a reliever? I guess since he’s always injured it doesn’t matter what you call him.

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