Shoulder Problem for the Cubs’ Prior

From the Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs put Mark Prior on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of shoulder tendinitis, a move that could mean an end to the right-hander’s season.

Prior has been on the disabled list eight times in his four-year career in the majors, including three this season. The latest trip comes after he gave up five earned runs in three innings Thursday in an 8-6 loss to Milwaukee.

Prior didn’t feel anything wrong with the shoulder, but a loss in velocity in the third inning led the team to send him back to Chicago for an MRI exam on Friday, which showed rotator cuff tendinitis.



Houston outfielder Preston Wilson was designated for assignment, a roster move the Astros made so they could promote pitcher Jason Hirsh from triple-A Round Rock. The team has 10 days to release Wilson, trade him or send him to the minors.