Thirty-six year old right-hander Scott Proctor has decided to retire, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Proctor had signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants this past offseason, but was traded to the Baltimore Orioles before the end of Spring Training. Baltimore released him towards the end of April after throwing just 7.1 IP.
Taken in the 5th Round of the 1998 Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Proctor developed into a reliable bulllpen option once he was traded to the New York Yankees at the 2003 July trade deadline (for Robin Ventura). With New York Proctor was a big piece of Joe Torre’s bullpens, appearing in 83 games in back-to-back seasons. He’d spend five years in New York, pitching to a 4.51 ERA and 1.437 WHIP over 237.1 IP. Proctor would return to the Dodgers in 2007 and have a stint with the Atlanta Braves before calling it a career.
He’d appear in 307 games over seven seasons, posting a 4.78 ERA, 1.469 WHIP, 4.4 BB/9, and 7.6 K/9 in 343.0 IP.