The minor leaguers reported to camp today. Among them was Mark Prior.

Yes, that Mark Prior.

Prior, a 32-year-old right-hander, has not pitched in the majors since 2006 because of shoulder problems. He’s made several comeback attempts since.

“He called me and said asked for a chance,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I talked to Walt (Jocketty). (Prior) says he feels good. He feels like he has some unfinished business.

“This is gives him one more chance or a chance at closure.”

Ironically, Baker is often blamed for Prior’s injury. Prior went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA and threw 233 innings (including playoffs) as a 22-year-old for the Chicago Cubs when Baker was the manager.

“They always want to blame somebody,” Baker said. “It’s usually someone at the top.”

But Prior and Baker have remained close.

“I talk to him a couple of times a year,” Baker said. “He’s always came to see when we were in San Diego.”

Where Prior will go for the Reds will be sorted out in the next few days.

“We’re swamped right now with everyone arriving,” player development director Jeff Graupe said.

Prior was with Boston last year. He went 1-0 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket. He allowed 15 hits, struck 38 and walked 23.