ATLANTA–Second baseman Marcus Giles was not tendered a contract by the Atlanta Braves before Tuesday’s midnight deadline, making him a free agent. Atlanta showed Giles the door after being unable to find a team interested in trading for him.
On his way out of Braves’ G.M. John Schuerholz’s office after receiving the news, Giles collided with Cubs starting pitcher Mark Prior, sending both of them to the floor in a twisted heap.
Prior and Giles collide. Again.
For Prior, the collision caused him to suffer a broken right wrist, several bruised ribs, a black eye, diarrhea, excessive sweating, and menstrual cramping. Giles walked away with no injuries. The Cubs immediately put Prior on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS.