Yanks Finally Rid Themselves of Proctor, Add Betemit

The New York Yankees agreed to trade struggling middle reliever Scott Proctor to the Los Angeles Dodgers for infielder Wilson Betemit, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Betemit hit .231 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs with the Dodgers, primarily at third base, a position currently occupied by Alex Rodriguez. It appears that the Yankees may be preparing for the possibility of Rodriguez opting out of his contract at the end of the year and replacing him at third with Betemit. The 25-year old can also play second base and shortstop, which can help Manager Joe Torre in giving days off to Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter.

Proctor, who had been very reliable the past couple of seasons, has struggled this year in New York. In 52 games, he has a 2-5 record with a 3.81 ERA and five blown saves. It was believed that the Yankees were going to try to move disgruntled reliever Kyle Farnsworth as well, but no deal has happened yet.

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