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Yankees sign Scott Proctor to minor league contract

Aug 13, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

Scott Proctor AP

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have signed reliever Scott Proctor to a minor league contract. He is scheduled to report to Triple-A Scranton on Monday or Tuesday.

Proctor was released by the Braves earlier this week after posting an ugly 6.44 ERA and 18/19 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings this season. Ironically, the 34-year-old right-hander was cleared to make room for top prospect Arodys Vizcaino, who was acquired from the Yankees as part of the Javier Vazquez trade.

Of course, Proctor spent parts of four seasons with the Yankees from 2004-2007, posting a 4.29 ERA over 190 appearances. He was used into the ground by Joe Torre, leading the American League with 83 appearances in 2006. After Torre followed him to Los Angeles, Proctor eventually underwent elbow surgery in September of 2008 and season-ending Tommy John surgery in May of 2009.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman admitted earlier this year that Proctor and other relievers were overused when Torre was manager, so perhaps this is his way of making amends.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Come off it!!! A Scott Proctor thread??????? How about Jered Weaver who got his head handed to him on a platter this afternoon? What about Curtis Granderson’s thirty third home run of the season today. Is he on Kickapoo Joy Juice or is someone in the stands signaling pitch location to him?

    No! You have not mentioned either stories. Instead you have written about a washed up pitcher who has signed a minor league contract. This is not worth posting.

    • phillyphever - Aug 13, 2011 at 6:59 PM

      Will someone please take away this guy’s caffeine supply.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:01 PM

        Get lost!

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:51 PM

        No, PC is absolutely right on this issue. What Posada had 6 or so RBI’s today…and a Scott Proctor thread comes up? No way he makes the big league roster. He is horrible.

    • Chris K - Aug 15, 2011 at 1:20 AM

      I give this comment a thumbs up because having just landed in KL, I’ve discovered the wonders of Kickapoo Joy Juice (The Original Joy Juice Recipe). Granderson is clearly not drinking this wonderous beverage as he would be putting up Bautista like numbers if he were.

      Perhaps he is on Faygo Moon Mist?

  2. chc4 - Aug 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Good news is Proctor still throws hard. Bad news is it’s straight as an arrow. He is beyond bad. Stealing money.

  3. proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    If you are going to write about the friggin Yankees, then write about Posada, who has a grand slam today. Nobody but hard core Yankee fans give a hoot about Proctor. This is krap!

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM

      Stuff it!

    • yankeesgameday - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 PM

      Dude, even hardcore Yankee fans like myself don’t give a hoot about Scott Proctor.

      Is Craig on vacation or something? Haven’t seen him post for a long while and it’s like no one is getting the articles anymore.

      • yankeesgameday - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:09 PM

        Vetting.

      • phillyphever - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:14 PM

        Yeah, he’s on vacation. No ATH or homer Braves stories this week on here.

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    I got a bit worked up because in the history of baseball, Scott Proctor means zilch. He has barely registered on anyones radar and does not deserve a thread. In the meantime, the Jays scored 8 runs against Weaver in less than 5 innings, thus placing a big dent in Weaver’s Cy Young credentials. That was news. As a Jays fan I am also upset at the US media insinuations that Bautista benefited from either steroids or cheating in the form of illegal sign stealing. In the meantime, Granderson is getting a free ride even though his home run burst this year is completely unexpected.

    • yankeesgameday - Aug 13, 2011 at 8:19 PM

      granderson’s home run totals were absolutely expected from the moment the Yanks traded for him. He hit 30 HR once before as a Tiger and the second that trade went through he was projected to hit 40 every year because of the short right field in Yankee stadium.

      Last year he played well under expectations and folks were wondering if he was going to be a bust. But granderson is just finally living back up to his potential.

      just leave him be, ay?

  5. luvsyellopuzy - Aug 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Wait. I don’t get what this has to do with the Fightins?

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