...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.
So, has anyone heard any news on Prior?
Yeah, these first few days after report date are camp days then they'll start doing inter-squad games (AAA Vs, AA, High-A Vs. Low-A, ect) and then they'll play other minor league teams.
Sounds like Prior did pretty well in his first "game" action yesterday. Only threw @ 15 pitches, but had good control, low 90's, and felt like he was further along then he has been the last few years.
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- On Thursday, when the Reds face the A's, former All-Star pitcher Mark Prior is slated to come over from the Minor League camp and get an inning of work in relief. Ace Johnny Cueto is scheduled to start the game.
The Reds signed Prior to a Minor League contract on March 1, which allowed him to continue a lengthy comeback from reconstructive shoulder surgery. The 32-year-old has not pitched in the Majors since 2006 and has spent recent years in the Minors and an independent league.
"I have a pretty good idea what he can do," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "I know he's been training and working. I just hope that he's far enough along and ready to pitch the way we know he can pitch, if he's had enough time. Maybe somewhere down the road here, he can help us."
Baker was the manager of the Cubs when Prior was the team's young phenom starter that enjoyed an 18-win season in 2003.
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I don't really get why he's going to pitch an inning of relief. Quality of who he's pitching too? I suppose it matters.
Is he going to be in the starting rotation at Louisville or another level, or will he be relieving?
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Mark Prior has been released from the Reds' Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, the team announced via Twitter. The former phenom has been on the shelf since April 25 with a right shoulder strain. He posted a 4.66 ERA with nine strikeouts and four walks (one intentional) in 9 2/3 innings for the Bats this year. Prior hasn't appeared in the Majors since 2006.
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