Proctor throws live batting practice

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Reliever Scott Proctor threw 24 pitches in a live session of batting practice on Sunday morning without any problems.

Proctor, the former Yankee whom the Braves signed as a minor-league free agent in November, is trying to repeat Peter Moylan’s feat of a year ago and open the season in the Braves bullpen despite being 11 months removed from elbow reconstruction surgery.

“Proctor looks good,” manager Bobby Cox said. “He’s really firing the ball.”

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bass stringerfish

March 7th, 2010
3:16 pm

This could be great news! Need as many good arms as possible. Its a long season. Sounds like we need to start cultivating a third baseman…A jammed thumb is not something that goes away easily.

padre

March 7th, 2010
3:35 pm

lee

March 7th, 2010
4:33 pm

the have got a former all-star 3rd baseman now except he will be playing first base ofcourse!! we all know chipper will not make it out of the first month without being hurt!!! i hope the braves will put glaus at third WHEN chipper “gets” hurt–put heinke at first then—they need to still need to pick up another vet –soon–and please trade melky for some POWER –PLEASE!!!! Geeze!!!!

Brava

March 7th, 2010
5:05 pm

Melky has done a good job so far in ST. I don’t agree that he should be traded. Our bats really started to wake up today and I hope they stay that way.

Chopdawg

March 7th, 2010
6:04 pm

Carroll, did JJ throw today?

BIG MAC

March 7th, 2010
9:33 pm

I’m thinking that Hinske will get at least 200 AB’s this year as a 3rd baseman. I’m hoping that Chipper has figured out the 2 infielders Wren signed this winter are really 3rd basemen & will work harder at staying in the lineup instead of riding the Band-Aid Wagon like he usually does.

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