After being sidelined for two weeks with a strained muscle in his right shoulder, Chicago Cubs pitcehr Mark Prior played catch on Monday for the first time since receiving the injury. Prior experienced no pain after throwing about 30 pitches. Prior is far from major-league ready, even if his recovery goes perfectly, Prior figures to miss at least the first three weeks of the season. Over the next couple of weeks Prior will continue to buildup his armstrength in anticipation of a late April, early May return.
Mon 03/27/06, 2:53 pm EST