TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Mark Prior says he is scheduled to pitch in a rookie-level Gulf Coast League game on Friday, two days after being hit on the left forearm by a ball during batting practice.
The forearm was bruised by a liner near the wrist while Prior threw BP Wednesday. He played catch on Thursday.READ MORE: 74th Annual Tony Awards: List Of Winners
Prior has made just one minor league appearance because of a strained groin and back soreness since pitching April 18 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.READ MORE: Photos Of City Sanitation Crews Throwing Away Fresh Produce Confiscated From Bronx Street Vendor Spark Outrage
Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and made his previous 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.MORE NEWS: 'I Want You To Be Inspired By Gabby': Over 1,000 Attend Public Memorial For Gabby Petito On Long Island
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