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.