Orioles acquire reliever Scott Proctor from Giants for cash considerations

The Baltimore Sun

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have acquired right-handed reliever Scott Proctor from the Giants for cash considerations and will assign him to Triple-A Norfolk.

The 36-year-old Proctor is 18-16 with a 4.78 ERA in seven major league seasons. He recorded back-to-back seasons of sub 3.70 ERAs while pitching with the Yankees and Dodgers in 2006 and 2007.

The Orioles first scouted Proctor last season when he pitched in South Korea for the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, where he went 4-4 with a 1.79 ERA and 35 saves in 57 games.

“He’s a veteran reliever and he’s been pitching good this spring and he had a great year last year in Korea,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. “It looks to me like he’s regained some of the qualities that made him a good pitcher with the Yankees.”

The Giants signed Proctor to a minor league deal in January. He pitched to a 4.15 ERA in 13 relief innings this spring with San Francisco, allowing six runs on 12 hits with six strikeouts and six walks.

The trade was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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