Dave Davidson Rumors
The Marlins released pitchers Scott Proctor and Dave Davidson, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Proctor, 33 in January, was non-tendered by the Dodgers in December of last year. He agreed to a $750K deal with the Marlins in January, but was not able to return from flexor tendon surgery as expected. In May, he decided to undergo Tommy John surgery. Proctor's best year was 2006, when he posted a 3.52 ERA in 102.3 relief innings for the Yankees.
Davidson, 26 in April, was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in April but designated for assignment by the Fish in May. The southpaw worked only 10.6 innings for the Marlins' Triple A club. A June waiver claim of Davidson by Baltmore was voided due to a shoulder injury. Davidson found his way to the big league 60-day DL, earning a few extra bucks in the process. Poor guy earned it - Fredi Gonzalez had him throw 52 pitches in his lone big league inning.
According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins designated pitcher Dave Davidson for assignment. The 25-year-old Canadian pitched in just one inning this year, giving up four hits and four walks in an inning against the Rays last night. Davidson pitched for the Pirates back in 2007 and has since represented Canada at the Olympics and in the WBC. The Marlins made another change after last night's game, sending Ricky Nolasco to Triple A.
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins have claimed minor league left-hander Dave Davidson off waivers from the Pirates. The Marlins immediately optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans. He was designated for assignment by the Pirates on April 15.
Davidson, 25, went 4-2 with a 3.34 ERA as a reliever for Double-A Altoona last season.