Found March 02, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Scott Proctor has a realistic chance of making the Giants bullpen out of spring training. It’d be somewhat of another success story for the 36-year-old who has already had to overcome a blown-out arm and a drinking problem. Proctor, who says he’s now four years sober, was recently candid with the media about his his inability to stay away from the bottle during his time with the Yankees. From Henry Schulman: Part of that was not eating right or sleeping enough, the basics of being a good athlete, but that was not the killer. He said he had a “serious drinking problem,” a binge drinker who stopped when he ran out of booze or passed out. His teammates saw it. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was not shy about telling Proctor he needed to stop. In 2009, he said, he did stop while rehabbing after Tommy John surgery. “Mariano had been on me a long time about just making wiser choices,” Proctor said. “Then I had a bullpen coach, Steve Foster, a really good Christian guy who tried to help me...
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