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Rangers have some interest in Mark Prior

12/1/2010

The Rangers signed Mark Prior to a minor-league deal just before the end of the 2010 season and he pitched just one inning at Triple-A Oklahoma City (he gave up no runs on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts).

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the club has some interest in inviting Prior to spring training to see what he could do as a possible bullpen piece, but that nothing has really moved on that front. Prior is a free agent and, according to some reports, has some offers from major league teams.

Prior fits into that category of injured pitchers that could have some low risk/high reward value. And the Rangers haven't been afraid to take a chance on those guys. Prior won 18 games in 2003, but hasn't been the same pitcher since thanks to injuries.

"He's a free agent now and we have discussed him coming back," Daniels said. "There’s a level of interest."