Yankees right-hander Mark Prior is back pitching after missing almost three months because of a strained groin.
The converted reliever said it was a step in the right direction today after allowing an unearned run and one hit over two innings for the Gulf Coast League Yankees against Atlanta minor leaguers.
In his first outing since pitching on April 18 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Prior threw 24 pitches with a fastball that reached 90 mph.
Also, Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano threw 25 pitches during his second batting practice session since going on the disabled list May 17 because of right elbow inflammation.
Left-hander Pedro Feliciano, hoping to avoid surgery for a left shoulder tear, has resumed a light throwing program. Reliever Damaso Marte, coming back from left shoulder surgery, is continuing to throw off a bullpen mound.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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