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Prior Scratched With Shoulder Discomfort
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees right-hander Mark Prior has been scratched from his scheduled minor league appearance because of shoulder discomfort.

The converted reliever was slated to pitch in a Gulf Coast League game on Tuesday.

Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and his last major league appearance came in August 2006. The 30-year-old went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 30 starts for the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in 2003.

Prior has made six appearance with the Yankees' rookie-level club since August 5 as part of a rehab program for a strained groin. He hurt the groin in April while pitching at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There is no timetable for when Prior will pitch again.

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