Mark Prior and his hometown San Diego Padres
have reached agreement on a one-year-deal. It's worth 1 million
dollars with another 4.5 million available in performance bonuses.
Prior's once-promising career has been sidetracked by various
injuries. He missed the 2007 season after undergoing surgery on his
right shoulder on April 24th. He last pitched for the Cubs in 2006,
when he made nine starts and went 1-and-6 with a 7.21 ERA. He
became a free agent earlier this month when Chicago failed to offer
him a contract for 2008.
The 27-year-old right-hander is the second postoperative pitcher
to join the team in less than a month.
Earlier this month, the Padres agreed to a one-year deal with
left-hander Randy Wolf, who is coming off shoulder surgery in