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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Proctor loving SoCal

Scott Proctor is pretty excited to join his new team.

From the Los Angeles Times via Was Watching:

"I'm excited," said Proctor, traded from the second-place Yankees to the then division-leading Dodgers just before the trade deadline Tuesday. "Any time you get a chance to be on a first-place team, that's exciting. Hopefully I can pick up some key situations and get [some] big outs."

Manager Grady Little said Proctor, 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 52 games with New York, will be used in middle relief.

"I let it be known to him that he's going to get used a lot," said Little, whose club sent Wilson Betemit to the Yankees to get Proctor. "He'll be a big help for us in that part of the bullpen. Right now we're scuffling a little bit but we will get it back on track and maybe this guy will be just what we need to get it going."

Proctor, a 30-year-old right-hander, wore No. 43 in New York but never asked for that number -- which belongs to injured reliever Yhency Brazoban -- with the Dodgers.

"It's just a number," said Proctor, who will wear No. 45. "I'm just hoping to fit in anyway I can. And whatever I'm asked to do, do it the best I can" (source).
It'll be weird seeing Proctor not wearing his trademark No. 43.

Meanwhile, Proctor made his Dodger debut last night. After throwing one pitch, the runner at first was caught trying to steal second base. He was then pinch hit when the Dodgers were up.

We here at Scott Proctor's Arm wish Mr. Proctor all the best in his future endeavors.


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