The Boston Red Sox have reached into the past and signed Mark Prior to a minor league deal. Not a bad move seeing as they can’t really lose anything with it. Everyone knows about the Mark Prior stories, the hype, the 2003 season where he was unhittable, then all the arm injuries that derailed his promising career.
Mark Prior will be pitching in extending spring training for awhile, and that’s where the Red Sox plan goes unknown. If Prior pitches well, do they bring him up to the big club? Who goes down? Who gets dropped from the 40 man roster? A lot of questions surround the move, but again? No risk, maybe big reward.
I hope it works out for Prior. He’s gone through hell, and he deserves a shot to pitch again in the big leagues. I can only wish the guy luck from here and out and hope things work out okay for him.