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08:24 AM ET 09.04 | Former star right-hander Mark Prior, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2006, has agreed to terms with the Rangers and will report to Triple A Oklahoma City today. For him, it's a chance to pitch in a more competitive environment and ratchet up the intensity," general manager Jon Daniels said. "For us, he has a chance to help Oklahoma City and we have a chance to work with him a little more closely. Maybe he becomes a big-league option next year."

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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September 4, 2010  09:16 AM ET

So he's back to just break down again. Prior come on man, time to move on.

September 4, 2010  10:51 AM ET

This thread got 4...now 5 comments...and all i can say is....dead issue. They are reporting this as if this is a story with substance about a guy who will make a difference. Mark Strasburg tried to impress us all in his heyday and you know what happens to pitchers who try to impress rather than perform....Im calling WYNN casino as we speak throwing down a $50 future that this guy doesnt see the major league light of day.

September 4, 2010  10:52 AM ET

I like Prior, but he needs to find a new line of work. It's only a matter of time before his arm falls off again.

September 4, 2010  10:58 AM ET

What the hell - you never know...

September 4, 2010  12:11 PM ET

Good for him. I read he was bringing it in the low 90s for some low level team in California. There's no reason why he shouldn't try to come back. Hell, it may not happen for him, but he if he didn't try, I suspect he'd regret it forever.

September 4, 2010  12:13 PM ET
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Good for him. I read he was bringing it in the low 90s for some low level team in California. There's no reason why he shouldn't try to come back. Hell, it may not happen for him, but he if he didn't try, I suspect he'd regret it forever.

He was with the Dodgers?

September 4, 2010  12:34 PM ET
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What the hell - you never know...

I'm sure the terms were $400/wk, no signing bonus. So, this is a low risk signing for the Rangers. Why the hell not. If you try 100/1 one hundred times, you're bound to hit it once.

September 4, 2010  01:15 PM ET

whatever it works, if you never try most likely you wouldn't never find out if the pitcher could regain his old form!

September 4, 2010  02:39 PM ET
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The Cubs ruined him like Kerry Wood now he will try to hang on to a vanishing career. Best scenario if he makes it back is a setup man. His starting days are behind him. Good luck to the Rangers if he makes it back.

The Cubs didn't cause Prior's problems. Arms get hurt. It's a fact of life. I half way think people should be listening to that nut Mike Marshall about pitching mechanics. Maybe he's on to something.

September 4, 2010  04:20 PM ET

Good luck Prior! I hope he does well. For all he's been through I'm excited he has a shot, because he deserves it!

September 4, 2010  06:51 PM ET

Glad to here an organization is going to take a chance on Mark Prior.... Wish him luck.
It would be nice to hear the Righthanders name mention in a Major League Pitching Rotation.
Maybe an will be an option for the Texas Rangers next year.

September 5, 2010  07:36 AM ET

If he wants to try again God Bless him. But why an American League team with one of the best hitter's parks in baseball. Better an NL team with an airport size ballpark.

September 5, 2010  07:38 AM ET
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The Cubs didn't cause Prior's problems. Arms get hurt. It's a fact of life. I half way think people should be listening to that nut Mike Marshall about pitching mechanics. Maybe he's on to something.

Perhaps. Then again that Cubs team had arguably the best young pitching staff of this generation Wood, Clement, and Prior and all three career's essentially ended after a few seasons. Tough to ignore.

 
September 5, 2010  06:43 PM ET

He'll be on the DL in a week.

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