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    Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

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    The Yankees and Dodgers have agreed to a deal, pending medical reviews, that will send reliever Scott Proctor back to the Dodgers for utility infielder Wilson Betemit.

    The Dodgers have been working to fortify their pitching staff after injuries in recent weeks to key pitchers such as closer Takashi Saito and starter Randy Wolf, who recently had a setback while rehabbing. Derek Lowe and Brad Penny also suffered what appears to be minor injuries in recent days.

    The Yankees are attempting to remake their bullpen, starting with trades of Proctor and the out-of-favor Kyle Farnsworth. While Farnsworth could make it past Tuesday's 4 p.m. waiver dealdine due to his $5.5 million salary, the Yankees are aiming to obtain star closer Eric Gagne from Texas as a replacement. The Yankees are one of four or five teams in the mix for Gagne, including also the rival Red Sox, the Mets and the Brewers, and will know by the deadline whether he's theirs.

    Proctor is 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 52 games this season. Betemit has hit 10 homers and driven in runs. Proctor originally came from the Dodgers in 2003 in a deal that sent Robin Ventura to L.A.

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    Re: Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

    Good deal for LA. With all their young prospects they don't really need Betemit and get back a good bullpen arm in Proctor.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

    Proctor's been used heavily by Torre over the past couple years. I'm surprised that his arm is still attached to his body.

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    Re: Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

    So on the surface it would seem Freel would have been of some interst to the Yanks. Or Nacho Libre.


    Also seems Weathers could have had some value to the Dodgers.

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    Re: Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

    Proctors K's are down, his walks are up and his DIPS ERA is 5.52.

    He's had his one good season, which was probably as much luck as good pitching.

    He's simply not very good.

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    Re: Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    So on the surface it would seem Freel would have been of some interst to the Yanks. Or Nacho Libre.
    The Yanks just traded for Molina from Anaheim the other day. They wouldn't need Valentin.

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    Re: Yankees/Dodgers trade - Proctor for Betemit

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    The Yanks just traded for Molina from Anaheim the other day. They wouldn't need Valentin.

    Article I read said they were looking for some pop off the bench and liked the fact Betemit was a switch hitter.

    Obviously not an exact match of players but it would seem at least in passing there may have been an opportunity.


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