Mark Prior doesn’t blame Dusty Baker for his injuries

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
CHICAGO - JULY 29: Mark Prior #22 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 29, 2005 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO – JULY 29: Mark Prior #22 of the Chicago Cubs delivers the ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 29, 2005 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is back in the news after writing a first-person essay for Sports Illustrated.

The former Cubs No. 2 overall pick who’s potential was derailed by injuries opened up about his short-lived career, the weight of expectations and life after his playing days.

Prior says he has no regrets and doesn’t blame Dusty Baker for what many believe was overuse during the 2003 season.

He says he wouldn’t change a single thing about that season, except not bringing a championship to Chicago.

The 35 year old is back in his home town of San Diego working as the Padres minor league pitching coordinator.

He threw more than 100 pitches in 26 of 30 starts in 2003 regular season when he was 22 years old.