Boston Red Sox Release Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Mark Prior, According To Report

After five seasons with the Cubs that were riddled with injuries, the tremendous potential of pitcher Mark Prior fizzled after a season ending shoulder surgery in 2007 officially ended his career with the team. He has since attempted many comebacks in the sport and most recently pitched in the Triple-A for the Boston Red Sox, but was reportedly released on Friday.

Making room for newly acquired right hander, Pedro Beato, the Red Sox released Prior, according to a report from Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times.

During his time in Triple-A Pawtucket, Prior, 31, pitched in just 25 innings with a 3.96 ERA as a reliever before being released. Prior's last performance in the majors came on August 10, 2006 with the Cubs before shoulder tendinitis ended that season.

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