The Yankees have signed Scott Proctor to a minor league contract, so says Mark Feinsand. No, seriously. At least Joe Torre’s not around to run him into the ground again.

Proctor was released by the Braves earlier this week, mostly because he was terrible. His 6.04 FIP was so bad that he racked up 0.8 wins below replacement level in 29.1 IP with Atlanta. Check out these peripherals: 5.52 K/9, 5.83 BB/9, 1.53 HR/9, 28.4% ground balls. He hasn’t been effective since the Yankees traded him away in 2007, mostly due to Torre-induced injury. Anyway, Proctor is going to Triple-A and will report there sometime early next week.

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  1. Well, it worked for Bartolo?

  2. Pat D says:

    Well, he could always………………throw……batting practice?

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Sidney Ponson is next.

  4. Rich in NJ says:

    They owe him for lending his name to a verb.

  5. He was really bad for Atlanta this year, so I don’t get it. Hasn’t been the same since Torre drove his arm off the cliff.

  6. MikeD says:

    In a related move, Yankees sign Joe Torre as bullpen coach.

  7. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Are you f’ing kidding.

  8. Andrew518 says:

    Was this done on purpose or was this a waiver block kind of deal?

    • Hall and Nokes says:

      We should be so lucky that the Red Sox would want any part of him. I saw way too many of his appearances in Atlanta. He had nothing left. Even his RBI is tainted.

  9. Winston Smith says:

    Good pick up. I think he’s still got a little something left in that right arm of his.

  10. Brandon says:

    Its only a minor league deal, people. Stop going nuts and you never can have too many bullpen arms.

  11. ny2az2co says:

    Waiver block deal???? Who the hell would want this noodle arm????

  12. Shuffle Cards for fun says:

    i hope Girardi plans on using him in september in the 9th inning of a 17-1 game. Other than that, theres no use

  13. Kiersten says:

    I just… I have no words.

  14. SamWalt says:

    I think you mean to say that the yankees signed the ghost of Scott Proctor.

  15. Joe says:

    Could be worse, Mitre could be ready to come off of the DL

  16. BGrider85 says:

    It would be embarrassing if this guys toes the rubber in any major league game this or any season for us…

    Perhaps they signed him to tell jokes down in Scranton.

  17. Bbig11 says:

    Is it possible that this is a charity signing? Like a ‘hey sorry we drastically cut your potential career/earning potential by horribly abusing you for two years.’ Obviously the yankees are a business.. but can anyone in the front office really expect that they’ll get any return on proctor?

  18. Tbord says:

    George just turned over in his grave – And fired Cashman.

  19. Joltin Joe says:

    Calm down everyone, the Yankees are unbelievably loyal to their players past and present, is it so hard to believe they are paying a loyal former employee because it is the right thing to do.

  20. Jorge says:

    Now he can go into the Hall of Fame wearing a Yankee hat.

    In all seriousness, I couldn’t have a softer spot in my heart for Proctor. No matter what happens, it’s nice for him to be back in the organization.

  21. Jason W says:

    I think it smacks of a charity move on Cash’s part. He publicly acknowledged Torre’s abuse of him, and didn’t he also even publicly state that he met with Torre specifically about Proctor? So he’s giving the guy a relatively minor showcase for the last couple of months of the season.

    Anyway, what’s the harm? So he goes down to Scranton, puts in a few innings. Not a big thing.

    Honestly, it’s actually nice to see the Yanks give some sort of shot to somebody they ran into the ground.

  22. Hall and Nokes says:

    Even Isiah wouldn’t make this move.

  23. Bronx Byte says:

    Joe Torre expected to be named the new manager of the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

  24. Skip says:

    Mike you know that this is nothing more than an arms depth maneuver. Minor league deal =/= major league roster spot. I know you know that fact. You should inform the rest of the readers about that so they don’t have stress-induced constipation from all of these hysterical reactions.

    Scott Proctor? Meh.

  25. Monteroisdinero says:

    Proctor pitching to Montero and ARod at third this week at Scranton!

  26. Steve S. says:

    On the plus side of the ledger, Scott Proctor’s Arm has a site name that is no longer outdated.

  27. Andrew518 says:

    For anyone who read the Times article a few weeks back, boy you’ve got to feel a little sympathy for Kei Igawa, for all the washed up nothing lefts the Yankees seem to be willing to give a shot, he’s become the unwanted step child they’ve locked in the basement.

  28. Girardis Matchup Book says:

    Scott Proctor “loves to pitch.”

    Seriously, just ask Joe Torre.

  29. Hardy says:

    It’s the least the Yankees can do for a player who was severely hurt by the organization. I would bet a lot of money that he will not throw a meaningful pitch for the NYY this season.

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