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Boston Red Sox Sign Ex-Cub Mark Prior

Trying to make yet another comeback, former Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Mark Prior has signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Prior spent the 2011 season in the New York Yankees organization and he spent the spring as a free agent.

Now 31, Prior hasn't pitched in the majors since 2006. Once considered arguably the best young pitcher in the entire sport, Prior only made it through one full season in a big league rotation before a variety of elbow and shoulder injuries would lead to his breakdown.

Now over five years removed from his last MLB appearance, it's hard not to root against the former Cub in his latest attempt to return to a big league mound.

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