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Cubs put Prior on seven-day disabled list
April 5, 2007
The Iowa Cubs place Mark Prior on the seven-day disabled list today with what's being called "shoulder fatigue." The Cubs say it's a technicality because Prior is not injured but simply not ready to pitch.
"He has to be accounted for by Opening Day," general manager Jim Hendry said. "He has to be on their roster or on the DL."
Prior continues to work out at extended spring training in Mesa, Ariz. Henry said Prior is not scheduled to see any doctors. The Cubs haven't said when he'll be able to pitch for the Iowa Cubs, but his DL time could be extended if he's not ready in one week.
"If he needs another seven [days], we'll give him another seven," Hendry said. "Until he's ready to go five or six [innings]."
When he spoke to reporters in Mesa today, Prior said he was healthy and ready to go.
"Just show up and play, and that's what I'll do," he said.
But Prior took the entire 72 hours available to him before reporting to the Cubs' minor-league camp.