It seems like just yesterday Prior was mowing down hitters, going 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA, and the Cubs were one game shy of the World Series. But 2003 was a long time ago, and Prior hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2006. Injuries and setbacks have finally taken their toll.
Comeback attempts with the Rangers, Yankees, Red Sox and Reds fell short of getting Prior back to the majors. He finishes his career with a 42-29 record and a 3.51 ERA in 106 starts.