Eye On The Storm: Snow, Rain Wednesday | NWS Alerts | ForecastRadar | Listen: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880

Yankees

Yankees’ Mark Prior: ‘My Arm Feels Fine'; Righty Reaches 91 MPH

View Comments
Mark Prior (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mark Prior (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Yankees
Upcoming Games

Buy Yankees Tickets Full Schedule
Yankees Central
Shop for Yankees Gear
Buy Yankees Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Mark Prior pitched on consecutive days for the first time as he tries to convert to a reliever in his comeback from a series of injuries.

The Yankees’ right-hander threw a scoreless inning Sunday for Class-A Tampa against Lakeland. He walked one during his 20-pitch outing. On Saturday night, he had a strikeout in shutout inning against Detroit’s Class-A team.

“That’s when the secondary pitches come into play,” Prior said. “It was a step forward. My arm feels fine.”

Prior’s fastball reached 91 mph in both games, and averaged around 90.

Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and made his last major league appearance in August 2006. The 30-year old went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 30 starts for the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in 2003.

He threw two innings in an extended spring training last Wednesday.

Also, Kevin Millwood is scheduled to make his second and possibly final extended spring training start on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old agreed to a minor league deal on March 25 and is expected to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this month.

Millwood was 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA last season with Baltimore. He is 159-137 with a 4.11 ERA in 14 big league seasons with Atlanta (1997-02), Philadelphia (2003-04), Cleveland (2005), Texas (2006-09) and Baltimore (2010).

Will we see Prior or Millwood at Yankee Stadium this season? Make your prediction in the comments below…

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments