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Dodgers hire former Cub Mark Prior

He’ll be back in the big leagues in 2018.

Mark Prior, who streaked across the baseball horizon as a star for a brief time with the Cubs, will be returning to Wrigley Field this year for the first time since 2006:

Source says Dodgers have hired Mark Prior. Club has not confirmed. For the past few years Prior has served as Padres minor-league pitching coordinator and by all accounts has been very good at that job.

— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 3, 2018

Mark Prior will serve as Dodgers’ bullpen coach, source says.

— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 3, 2018

The way Prior’s career ended certainly wasn’t what he wanted, nor what we had hoped from him as Cubs fans. His last big-league appearance was in August 2006 and he last pitched at Wrigley August 5, 2006 against the Pirates.

Then he went on an odyssey in the minor leagues with the Padres, Rangers, Yankees, Red Sox and Reds before hanging it up as a player after the Reds released him in mid-2013. He was out of baseball for a couple of years before, as noted, being hired as the minor-league …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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