Dodgers acquire Proctor for Betemit

The Dodgers have re-acquired right-hander reliever Scott Proctor from the New York Yankees for third baseman Wilson Betemit. Proctor, 30, is tied for the American League lead with 54 appearances and led the A.L. with 83 appearances last season. He is 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA this season and has allowed just nine of 31 inherited runners to score.
Proctor will bolster a Dodgers’ bullpen that has been overworked for much of the past month because of too many short outings by the team’s starting rotation.
The Dodgers acquired Betemit from Atlanta last July 28, and he wound up hitting nine home runs for them down the stretch last season while getting most of the starts at third base. But he got off to a slow start this year and was relegated to the bench when Nomar Garciaparra was moved to third base to make room for James Loney at first. He was hitting .231 with 10 homers and 26 RBI. He had struck out 49 times in 156 at-bats.

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