A pair of right-handed relievers signed minor league contracts with the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Both Scott Proctor and Ryan Sadowski spent the 2012 season pitching in Korea but will return stateside with their new deals. It’s uncertain if their contracts include invitations to Spring Training.
Proctor, who turned 36 yesterday, has roughly seven years of experience and over 307 appearances under his belt after spending time with the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Atlanta Braves over the course of his career. He’s likely best known for his time with the Yankees early on in his career, notably for being a workhorse out of the team’s bullpen. Proctor led the Major Leagues in appearances in the 2006 season, getting into 83 games. He’d match that number one year later, leaving many to wonder if the Yankees had been overworking his right arm. His last season in the Majors was 2011, in which he went 2-6 with a 7.14 ERA in 40.1 innings of work between the Braves and Yankees.
Sadowski, 30, has a less heralded career behind him. He did make six starts for the Giants during the 2009 season, going 2-4 with a 4.45 ERA over 28.1 innings. He also went 6-3 with a 5.04 ERA with the team’s Triple-A affiliate that season. Sadowski has pitched in Korea since.
Neither Proctor nor Sadowski are likely game-changing additions for the defending World Series Champions, but the moves will certainly add some pitching depth to the organization.