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Prior pitches for an audience

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 22, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A big crowd just walked off the main field here at Steinbrenner Field.

Mark Prior was on the mound, throwing early batting practice to Bradley Suttle, who hit from both sides of the plate against the right-hander.

It’s hard to make any sort of judgment based on a late-February batting practice session against a Double-A hitter, but so far Prior has stayed healthy and progressed just like every other pitcher in camp. He’s being looked at strictly as a relief option, and it will be interesting to see if he can pitch his way into the mix by the time the Yankees break camp at the end of March.

For now, he’s just another guy on a minor league invitation. An interesting guy, but not necessarily a guy the Yankees can count on for 2011.

Looks like CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett are heading to the bullpen right now. Sabathia just finished tossing on flat ground to get loose, now Burnett is about to do the same.

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