Relievers Raul Valdes and Scott Proctor have elected free agency, the Yankees announced today (Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tweeted the news). Having lost Aaron Laffey as well, the Yankees' 40-man roster now stands at 37.
Valdes, a 33-year-old southpaw, joined the Yankees on an August waiver claim from the Cardinals after being designated for assignment. Valdes tossed 12 big league innings overall and another 63 2/3 in the minors. He's had some success against lefties.
Proctor, a 34-year-old right-hander, returned to the Yankees for eight games in September after spending most of the season with the Braves. He began his career with the Yankees, suiting up in pinstripes from 2004-07. In 40 1/3 innings for Atlanta and New York this year, Proctor posted a 7.14 ERA with more walks (31) than strikeouts (29).
East Coast Bias
Rumor is, Torre wants to hire Proctor as an intern in Baseball Operations and have him file papers 8 days a week.
That’s cool. Now what? Back to the minors.
proctor was as pissed as anyone when the rays got knocked out. they were gonna give him a ring
I remember the “Anybody But Farnworth” quote. Very glad we don’t have to say “Anybody But Proctor” next year.
Scott Proctor should have never elected for free agency.But maybe just maybe he should try his luck as PH .As the only good thing that he did with the Braves was coming up with the winning hit in the 19 inning game against the pirates
He fell over! That was awesome..
Thanks Scott Proctor.
– David Phelps
just for once… just for once, i wish that a manager would go for the “aflac call to the bullpen” by getting on the PA system and yell out, “proc-TORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR? WHERE, IS, PROC-TORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR?” and then have scott proctor airlifted into the game via helicopter just like proctor in police academy 5. maybe he could sign with the cubs and they could get g.w. bailey to do it during the 7th inning of a cubs home game or something.
Addition by subtraction, thy name is “Scott Proctor’s Free Agency Paperwork.”