01/02/09 10:23 AM EST
Proctor agrees to terms with Marlins
Righty reliever becomes sage of young Florida bullpen
By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com
A baseball source confirmed that Scott Proctor, who turned 32 on Friday, has agreed to terms with the club.
According to the Miami Herald, Proctor will receive $750,000, and he can earn an additional $250,000 in performance incentives.
Adding Proctor cushions the loss the bullpen recently sustained when Joe Nelson signed with the Rays.
Proctor appeared in 41 games with the Dodgers last year, compiling 38 2/3 innings to go along with a 2-0 record and a 6.05 ERA. He broke in with the Yankees in 2004, and the veteran right-hander has 262 games of Major League experience.
The deal is awaiting Proctor completing his physical.
Immediately, Proctor becomes the most experienced Florida reliever. This offseason, the team parted ways with closer Kevin Gregg (Cubs), Arthur Rhodes (Reds) and Nelson.
Matt Lindstrom is taking over as the closer, and Proctor joins a young, talented but inexperienced group of Florida relievers. He projects to be a late-inning setup reliever. Proctor joins a mix of right-handers that includes Logan Kensing, Leo Nunez, Jose Ceda and Ryan Tucker.
The Marlins reportedly also have interest in right-hander Jesus Colome, formerly with the Nationals. The team did have talks with Derrick Turnbow, who has hooked on with Texas.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.