Anyway, Prior is out for the season without ever really being in it so he can undergo surgery on a tear in his right shoulder. All that towel toss must have really taken a toll on the righty’s arm. What a shame.
At this point I do almost feel bad for Prior. Was his right arm abused by Dusty Baker? Perhaps. But it’s been five years since his only truly productive, full Major League season. He hasn’t thrown a pitch in a non-simulated game since 2006. Not one. Kerry Wood’s arm was ruined once too, and while he’s not what everyone thought he would be, he’s at least productive on some level.
With Mark Prior you get nothing and like it. At least until 2009. Just don’t get your hopes up.