After pitching in the Yankees minor league system all season last year, former big league phenom Mark Prior has decided that he will make at least one more attempt at a comeback next season, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Yankees signed Mark Prior a year ago despite the fact that he hadn’t pitched in the majors at all since 2006 and hadn’t piched 200 innings since 2003. He barely did anything for the Yankees while he experienced multiple injuries that limited him to just 12 innings in the minors.
Because he never even came close to reaching the big leagues with the Yankees last season it would be shocking if they entertained the idea of re-signing him this offseason. It might sound like a no risk situation, but in reality he probably just proved that he is a lost cause last year. Over the past six years, Prior has pitched a grand total of 24 innings at any professional level.