This is a trade that will likely help both teams. The Yankees will now need to depend on Kyle Fransworth and Luis Vizcaino more without the durable Scott Proctor around but they felt the Betemit was worth that price. Betemit can handle playing second base, shortstop and third base defensively but it seems like the Yankees might try him out at first base which is where they might need some help. Betemit is a 25-year old switch hitter who has decent power. He has played in 84 games this season for the Dodgers and he was 36 for 156 (.231 avg, .833 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 10 homers and 26 RBIs. Over his young major league career he has played in 372 games and he is 217 for 825 (.263 avg, .779 OPS) with 110 runs scored, 32 homers and 102 RBIs.
Proctor was 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP in 52 games this season for the Yankees. Proctor has thrown 54.1 innings this season and he has allowed 53 hits, walked 29 batters and whiffed 37. Proctor finishes his Yankees career with a 11-10 record, 1 save, a 4.29 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. In 226.1 innings with the Yanks Proctor allowed 217 hits, walked 93 batters and whiffed 183.