Apr 18 Cubs' manager Dusty Baker reacted angrily on Saturday to Internet rumors that Mark Prior would miss the entire season because of his injured right Achilles' tendon. "Hey, man, that's a lie," Baker told the Chicago Tribune. "No, Prior isn't out for the season. He threw the ball good [Friday] and Prior didn't feel any soreness [Saturday]. Very positive signs. Seems like on the Internet today you can say whatever you want to say. Nobody is held accountable for what they say." Prior did not pitch at all during spring training and is currently in the process of re-building enough arm strength and durability to pitch. It's interesting to note that Prior told reporters this week that his injury was more in his ankle area and the pain is extending into his Achilles.
Views: Another day, another rumor about Prior. At some point, you start ignoring all of them. What we know for certain is that April is more than half over and Prior is nowhere near ready to pitch yet. The most optimistic speculation on his return is mid-May, and that's with no setbacks.
Apr 18 The Chicago Tribune's Fred Mitchell reports Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker is getting disgusted with the rumors flying around regarding P Mark Prior (Achilles). "I don't know who's putting that out. Some people say I said it and I am tired of people putting words in my mouth when I didn't say it. If it came out of my mouth I would tell the Chicago media before I would tell somebody else," Baker said. "No, Prior isn't out for the season. He threw the ball good Friday and Prior didn't feel any soreness Saturday. Very positive signs. Seems like on the Internet today you can say whatever you want to say. Nobody is held accountable for what they say."
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