Saturday, December 15, 2007

The End is Near

The Yankees have started talking with the only man who has been hurt more than Pavano. His name is MARK PRIOR. He is a little more of a man than Pavano. Here are his injuries over the years
Date Injury Time Inactive

Midseason 2003

Shoulder after on-field collision with Atlanta Braves second baseman Marcus Giles.

3 Starts

Preseason 2004

Achilles tendon injury

2 months

Preseason 2005

Elbow strain

Several weeks

May 27, 2005

Throwing elbow - comeback line drive off the bat of Brad Hawpe

Several Weeks

Preseason 2006

Strained shoulder

3 Months

July 14, 2006

Strained left oblique in batting practice

2 starts

August 14, 2006

Shoulder tendinitis

Rest of 2006 Season

Spring Training 2007

Shoulder surgery

Entire 2007 Season

(source- wikipedia)

He is coming off of shoulder surgery and won't be ready to pitch till the second half of 2008. Stay away from this injury magnet. It is funny that the Yankees are going after him because the Yankees drafted Prior in the supplemental first round in 1998 out of high school but failed to sign him; he went on to attend Vanderbilt and then Southern Cal. Who knows what would have happened if the Yankees singed him.

One plus: He has never, to my knowledge, crashed a Porsche or went on the DL for a bruised ass.