The Padres have re-signed 28-year old righty starting pitcher Mark Prior to a minor league contract. Prior did not pitch last season due to injury. He has now pitched in 106 games (all starts) in his major league career and he is 42-29 with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He has whiffed 757 batters in 657 career innings in the majors which shows what kind of stuff he has when he is healthy. This was worth the risk.