Boston Red Sox promote Mark Prior to Triple-A

Updated: June 1, 2012, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Six years after he last pitched in the major leagues, Mark Prior has been promoted to Triple-A.

Boston assigned the oft-injured right-hander to their Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket on Friday. Prior, who signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on May 2, had been at extended spring training in Florida.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine called Prior's comeback attempt a "great story." A former starter, Prior has been pitching out of the bullpen since signing with Boston.

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