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reds44
06-01-2008, 04:36 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080601&content_id=2813827&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb



SAN FRANCISCO -- Padres manager Bud Black said on Sunday that pitcher Mark Prior will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder this week.
Prior, attempting to come back from major shoulder surgery in April 2007, will have the anterior capsule of his right shoulder repaired by team physicians in San Diego.

Earlier this month, Prior learned that he had a tear in the capsule of his shoulder when he visited orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed the original surgery on Prior's shoulder on April 24, 2007.

After that diagnosis, Prior was told not to pick up a baseball for two weeks. At the end of those two weeks, he would be re-evaluated.

Prior signed a one-year deal with San Diego on Dec. 26 for $1 million with incentives that could have reached $3 million.

"For Mark, I can't imagine how frustrated he is," Black said.

KronoRed
06-01-2008, 04:37 PM
Time to call it quits.

RedsManRick
06-01-2008, 04:41 PM
Season or career? So much for "sure thing".

Aronchis
06-01-2008, 04:42 PM
I guess Dusty won't be getting any Christmas cards from the Prior family this year.

Ravenlord
06-01-2008, 05:44 PM
how's Prior's swing? it's the only chance he has left for staying in the game.

sonny
06-01-2008, 06:03 PM
What could have been.

smith288
06-01-2008, 06:10 PM
Wasnt that guys mechanics a mess?

OnBaseMachine
06-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Wasnt that guys mechanics a mess?

I believe Prior was always described as having perfect mechanics.

Always Red
06-01-2008, 06:49 PM
I believe Prior was always described as having perfect mechanics.

I have often heard the same.

Some arms just are not made to handle the rigors of pitching; it's not anyone's fault.

sonny
06-01-2008, 06:50 PM
I believe Prior was always described as having perfect mechanics.

And yet Dontrell Willis still pitches.:dunno:

redsmetz
06-01-2008, 07:34 PM
I guess Dusty won't be getting any Christmas cards from the Prior family this year.

Prior pitched 211+ innings at age 22 - he was an accident waiting to happen.

Other pitchers who had very long careers pitched nearly that many or considerably more at age 22:

Don Drysdale 271 IP (36 GS/44 Games)
Tom Seaver 251 IP (35 GS/36 Games)

Greg Maddux 249 IP
Tom Glavine 195 IP
John Smoltz 208 IP

I just don't buy it.

Caveat Emperor
06-01-2008, 10:02 PM
I believe Prior was always described as having perfect mechanics.

His mechanics were fine.

It's what may or may not have been in his medicine cabinet that is probably worth investigating IMO.