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Scott Proctor retires from baseball

May 20, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, right-hander Scott Proctor has decided to retire from baseball.

Proctor, now 36, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011 with the Braves and Yankees. After spending last season with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, he had an 8.59 ERA and 6/10 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings this season with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate.

Proctor compiled a 3.38 ERA in 166 relief appearances between 2006-2007 before he began to break down physically, but he told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle in March that his decline had more to do with his alcoholism than being overworked by Joe Torre during his time with the Yankees and Dodgers.

  1. bbk1000 - May 20, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    In other news the gopher that frequents the garden at our house seems to enjoy the lettuce more than the carrots…..

    • hojo20 - May 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Romaine or Iceberg?

      • bbk1000 - May 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM

        haha..finally some humor…..

  2. rbj1 - May 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Joe Torre says “nonsense, he hasn’t pitched since 2011 so he’s well rested.” and sends Scott out to pitch innings 2-8. Scott’s arm has to be restrained.

  3. eightyraw - May 21, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Sad end to a career derailed by overuse and alcoholism.

  4. 11thstreetmafia - May 21, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    Not a sad end. This clown made a bajillion dollars while being an undisciplined clown. Happy to see him go.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 21, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      You sound like one helluva guy 11th street. All sunshine…roses and blue skies.

    • rbj1 - May 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      According to baseball-ref, he mad less than $3 million.

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