From Newsday -
With their starting rotation their greatest uncertainty, the Yankees likely will tell Scott Proctor — a pleasant surprise as a reliever in 2006 — to plan for next season as though he will be a starter.
“We’ll probably have him proceed and prepare as a starter, because you can always go the other way, slide him down and reduce his workload. But it’s hard to go the other way,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said yesterday as the general managers’ meetings concluded. “But that’s for another day.”
Cashman soon will deliver these likely instructions to Proctor, as the righthander has to work out according to the Yankees’ directives.
For the record, Proctor’s next major league start will be the second one in his big league career. Although, he did also start one game in Columbus in 2005 as well.
The last time Proctor was a true starting pitcher was 2002 in Double-A. He averaged about 5 IP per start in that season.
I’m hoping this is one of those “Bubba Crosby will be our center-fielder next year” things.