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Source: Yanks ink Mark Prior for minors

Updated: December 15, 2010, 7:44 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The New York Yankees reached agreement on a minor league contract Tuesday with pitcher Mark Prior, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

Prior, the second overall pick in the 2001 draft behind Joe Mauer, went 18-6 and made the All-Star team for the Chicago Cubs in 2003. But his career gradually spiraled downhill because of injuries, and he hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2006.

Multiple reports said Prior will earn $750,000 if he's in the big leagues, and could earn an additional ...

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