Injuries derailed what would have been an incredible career for former Cubs phenom Mark Prior, but he’s stuck around the game in the years that follow. He kept on trying to make a go of it as a pitcher before finally transitioning into other roles, most recently as the minor league pitching coordinator for the Padres.
And now he’s coming back to the big leagues – sort of:
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 3, 2018
Good for Prior, and undoubtedly a good get for the Dodgers. Prior, 37, has risen relatively quickly in his post-playing days, and was a sharp dude even as a rookie. Given his unique experience, he probably has a lot to offer as a coach.
And hey, given how good the Dodgers have been lately at reclaiming bullpen arms, Prior will probably be setting up for Kenley Jansen in the playoffs.