September 22, 2011; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Scott Proctor (41) pitches during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. The Rays won 15-8. Mandatory Credit: Michael L. Stein-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Sign Veteran Reliever Scott Proctor

The Giants have signed right-handed pitcher Scott Proctor to a minor-league contract, according to WPTV.

Proctor is a seven-year MLB veteran, and has played for the Yankees, Dodgers and Braves. His best season came in 2006 when he went 6-4 with a 3.52 ERA in 83 games with the Yankees.

He has a career record of 18-16 with a 4.78 ERA in 307 games, but had his worst season in 2011 when he had a 7.14 ERA in 39 games.

Proctor played overseas in Korea in 2012, where he rejuvenated his career by learning to throw the split-fingered fastball. He had a 1.79 ERA and 35 saves as his team’s closer.

“It’s an honor to play for an organization that has such a winning tradition,” Proctor told his hometown newspaper.  “(San Francisco) focuses on the fundamentals that I believe in and to get a chance to play for an organization that does it the right way is quite an opportunity for me.”

The reliever turned 36 today, and is making one last run at the big leagues. He will be invited to spring training and attempt to make the roster of the World Champion San Francisco Giants.

 

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