Prior, Burke agree with Padres

Updated: January 13, 2009, 9:24 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The San Diego Padres have agreed to terms with pitcher Mark Prior and second baseman Chris Burke on minor league deals and have invited each to spring training.

If Prior pitches in the major leagues, he'll earn $1 million, and Burke -- who will go into spring training with a strong chance of winning the Padres' everyday job at second -- will earn $650,000.

Prior has not pitched in the major leagues since 2006 with the Chicago Cubs and only threw 43 2/3 innings that year due to ...

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