The Miami Herald is reporting that Scott Proctor, now with the Marlins, won't pitch until next week at the earliest.
''He's got some issues with scar tissue [in his elbow],'' Marlins pitching coach Mark Wiley said. "He has some limited pain, and we need to get him back where he is comfortable.I obviously wish Proctor the best, but none of this comes as a shock. Hopefully this is nothing serious and he can have a bounce-back season.
"I'm hoping by next week that he will be back in a game situation.''
Wiley thinks Proctor, who is on a conditioning long-toss program, will be able to pitch soon, and he expects him to be ready to be a mainstay in the bullpen by Opening Day.
Proctor has made only one appearance this spring, throwing one scoreless inning against Baltimore last Friday.
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