Proctor on the mend
Veteran reliever Scott Proctor, who underwent season-ending Tommy John ligament replacement surgery six weeks ago, has been out of his cast since last Monday.
Proctor is sporting a zipper scar on his right elbow. It will be another 10 or so weeks before he starts throwing.
Formerly with the Yankees, Proctor signed with the Marlins in the offseason, but he was injured early in Spring Training, and he opened the season on the disabled list.
His goal is to be ready for Spring Training of 2010. If the Marlins are receptive, he’d like to pitch for Florida.
“I’d love to come back here,” Proctor said. “I really enjoy the guys. The coaching staff is phenomenal. The front office is outstanding. I signed here to pitch. I didn’t sign here to rehab for a year. And to show them what they signed me for, pitching-wise. That’s obviously the goal.”
Ultimately, that decision will be made in the offseason, when the Marlins evaluate their objectives for 2010, and Proctor weighs his options.
– Joe Frisaro