Jonathan Broxton RUMORS & NEWS

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Jonathan Broxton going to #STLCards in a trade.

  • Brewers trade Jonathan Broxton to Cardinals

    Brew Crew Ball "With only hours to go until the trade deadline, Doug Melvin isn't done yet: The Brewers have traded reliever Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The Brewers will receive outfielder Maik Collymore in return, but are also sending some cash to the..." July 31

  • Reds get 2 RHP to complete Jonathan Broxton trade

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds announced the team acquired a pair of minor-league right-handers — Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin — as the two players to be named from the Aug. 31 trade of reliever Jonathan Broxton to Milwaukee." September 11

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    Jonathan Broxton reinstated from DL, to make room on roster, Trevor Bell goes on DL with right elbow inflammation. #Reds

  • Reds to activate Devin Mesoraco and Jonathan Broxton from DL early next week

    Hardball Talk "If all goes according to plan, the Reds will have their starting catcher and fill-in closer on the roster early next week. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager Bryan Price said today that catcher Devin Mesoraco is on track to be activated from the disabled list on..." April 05

  • Jonathan Broxton is the Reds’ choice to replace Aroldis Chapman

    Hardball Talk "For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman‘s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so. Broxton was mediocre in 34 appearances for..." April 03

  • Broxton, Marshall to start season on DL; Mesoraco has oblique issue

    CBS Sports "The Reds have been hit hard by injuries this spring, most notably losing Mat Latos to knee surgery and Aroldis Chapman to a concussion and facial fractures after he was hit by a line drive earlier this week. Rookie manager Bryan Price held court with reporters on Friday morning and gave a series..." March 21

  • Broxton has surgery, 6-month rehab "The Reds announced Friday that RHP Jonathan Broxton had season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm. Dr. Tim Kremchek performed the operation. The rehab timetable for an injury of this type is six months. I figured that Broxton was done for the year yesterday when it..." August 23

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Broxton to the DL with flexor mass strain. Will have surgery. #Reds call up RH Nick Christiani from Triple-A. @Cincienquirer

  • Reds place Jonathan Broxton on 15-day DL, may be done for season

    CBS Sports "The Reds have placed setup man Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day DL with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow the team announced. He will have surgery that could be season-ending but the full extent of the injury won't be known until the actual procedure. “They don't know until they get in..." August 22

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    It sounds like Broxton will go back on the DL. Pain is in different spot. Baker said #Reds may someone up for tomorrow's game @Cincienquirer

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Broxton to Triple-A Louisville tomorrow to begin rehab assignment #reds

  • Reds place reliever Jonathan Broxton on disabled list

    CBS Sports "Reds setup man Jonathan Broxton has been placed on the 15-day disabled, retroactive to Friday, with a right elbow flexor mass strain, the club announced Saturday. As a corresponding move, right-hander Pedro Villarreal has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville. Broxton, 28, was used in..." June 15

  • Marshall, Broxton updates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Left-hander Sean Marshall felt fine today after his rehab outing with Triple-A Louisville yesterday. “I played catch from 90 feet,” he said. “My arm bounced back good.” He’ll throw in another game for Louisville tomorrow. Rather than start the game, as he did last night, he’ll be in the mix..." April 24

  • Broxton, Reds reach agreement

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jonathan Broxton and the Reds have an agreement on a multiyear deal,'s Jon Heyman reported, citing sources. From Heyman: The deal is believed to be for at least three years. An announcement is expected Wednesday. Broxton is expected to be the Reds closer, enabling them to..." November 28

  • Broxton's agent: Deal not done

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are on the verge of landing a closer – a move that would clear the way for moving Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation. Jonathan Broxton's agent, B.B. Abbott, said he has had substantial talks with the Reds about a multiyear deal. But he said the deal is not done. "It's more..." November 27

  • Greg Holland To Close Games In Post-Brox Era

    Royals Review "Players need roles. They need to know they're the leadoff hitter, the utility guy or one of the worst starting pitchers in the history of the game. This is especially true in the modern bullpen. You have your long man, mop-up guy, LOOGY, ROOGY, seventh inning guy who pitches with a lead, eighth..." August 01

  • Royals trade Broxton to Reds for two minor-league pitchers

    Kansas City Star "The Royals, until the end, held steady to their demand for a ready-now starting pitcher in return for veteran closer Jonathan Broxton before settling Tuesday for the best-available deal — two minor-league pitchers — just before the 3 p.m. deadline. "We tried to focus on bringing back a starting..." July 31

  • Reds' NL-best bullpen adds Jonathan Broxton from Royals

    Hardball Talk "You wouldn't think the Reds would need more bullpen help, what with Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall leading a relief corps that has the best ERA in baseball, but Ken Rosenthal of reports that Cincinnati has acquired Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City. No word yet on the return for..." July 31

  • Reports: Rangers inquire about relievers Jonathan Broxton, Rafael Betancourt

    Dallas Morning News "With the market for starting pitching drying up in a hurry, the Texas Rangers could be turning their attention to the bullpen. According to a report by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, the Rangers are among a group of at least four teams to inquire about Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt,..." July 30

  • Rangers looking at Jonathan Broxton to bolster pen

    CBS Sports "The Rangers, not finding the starting-pitching market to their liking, are looking at Royals closer Jonathan Broxton. Broxton would make a very nice set-up man. Joe Nathan has done a terrific job closing in Texas. The Rangers aren't in on Josh Johnson and there's a gaining belief the Rays..." July 29

  • Source: Mets looking at Broxton

    ESPN "Sandy Alderson said the Mets are focused on acquiring relief help at the trade deadline, much more so than a righty bat. A major league source said one arm to which the Mets are paying close attention is Kansas City closer Jonathan Broxton." July 17

  • Royals want major league talent, open to moving Broxton

    CBS Sports "Jonathan Broxton, Yuniesky Betancourt, Jeff Francoeur and Jose Mijares will likely be available. GM Dayton Moore said the Royals aren't actively shopping those players, but expect to receive calls on them. Moore feels that the team is closer to being competitive, and wants major-league talent in..." July 13

  • Sources: Royals willing to move Broxton

    Fox Sports "The Kansas City Royals have signaled to teams that they are willing to move closer Jonathan Broxton, major league sources told The Royals entered Thursday with deficit of 7-1/2 games in the American League Central and 0.4 percent chance of reaching the playoffs, according to the..." July 06

  • Broxton falls apart, Royals lose to A's

    Kansas City Star "Think you've seen everything? A strange and ultimately disappointing first week for the Royals closed Wednesday afternoon when they saw a one-run lead slip away in the 12th inning in a 5-4 loss to the Oakland A's. How it happened was, well, the sort of stuff that Ripley's usually..." April 12

  • Broxton aces first test in save situation

    Kansas City Star "It's been more than 11 months since Jonathan Broxton stood on a big-league mound in a save situation. And it's been four-plus years since the Royals operated without the security of having Joakim Soria when things get tight late in games. So, yes, it was a big deal Sunday when the Royals, even..." April 09

  • Broxton to open season as Royals' primary closer

    Kansas City Star "Jonathan Broxton will be first in line for save opportunities when the Royals open the season tonight under manager Ned Yost's newly-assigned bullpen roles. "It's just a label," Broxton said. "We've got some other guys down there who can run it up there and know what they're doing. Hopefully,..." April 06

  • Holland, Broxton give Royals capable replacements for Soria

    Kansas City Star "Well, sure, Royals right-hander Greg Holland wants the ball in the ninth inning with the game on the line. "Everyone in the bullpen wants to be a closer," he said, "but it's a process. Someday, obviously, I'd love to close. Right now, that's not my job. Whatever situation you pitch in, you just..." March 22

  • Royals reliever Broxton feels good

    Kansas City Star "The recruiting pitch included a Georgia hunting trip, one dead white-tail deer, and comedian Jeff Foxworthy. For Jonathan Broxton, a Georgia boy from tiny Waynesboro, an offseason day doesn't get much better. But for Broxton, the Royals' newest setup man, the free-agent selling points were..." December 01

  • Royals add Broxton to bullpen

    Kansas City Star "When Royals general manager Dayton Moore cobbled together his offseason wish list, the first item may as well have been listed in bold, uppercase font: Acquire help in the starting rotation. But after getting left-hander Jonathan Sanchez in a trade and re-signing veteran lefty Bruce Chen, the..." November 30

  • Royals reportedly sign closer Broxton

    Kansas City Star "The Royals, it appears, have added another veteran option to their cache of young bullpen arms. The club has agreed to a one-year deal with former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, pending a physical, according to numerous reports. Terms of the deal were not immediately available." November 29

  • Jonathan Broxton is not returning to the Dodgers

    Los Angeles Times "Jonathan Broxton has ruled out the possibility of re-signing with the Dodgers, according to his agent, BB Abbott. "He will not be back in L.A.," Abbott wrote in a text message Monday morning. Abbott said Broxton is close to moving on. "He had multiple suitors and we should have something..." November 29

  • Jonathon Broxton, Brad Lidge and Joe Nathan may be able to revive careers with bargain-hunting NY Mets

    New York Daily News "We know what the Mets are seeking on the free agent market this winter: An affordable closer. We also know that Brad Lidge, Jonathan Broxton and Joe Nathan are available former All-Star closers. So what do those pitchers want? According to Broxton's agent, B.B. Abbott, the former Dodger is..." November 11

  • Surgery for Jonathan Broxton goes well, but now what?

    Los Angeles Times "And now what becomes of Jonathan Broxton? Broxton underwent minor right elbow surgery Monday to remove a bone spur and loose bodies, a procedure that, of course, was deemed successful. Broxton hasn't been seen on a pitching mound for the Dodgers since May 3, his 2010 season reduced to..." September 20

  • Dodgers' Jonathan Broxton to undergo minor elbow surgery

    Los Angeles Times "So the mysterious bone bruise wasn't the problem after all. With his bruise healed but his pain persisting, sidelined closer Jonathan Broxton has decided to undergo a minor elbow operation Monday to shave down a bone spur and remove loose bodies. Broxton went on the disabled list in early..." September 17

  • Jonathan Broxton won't pitch again this season; now what?

    Los Angeles Times "Jonathan Broxton has run out time. Now what happens to the big right-hander? In a shock to absolutely no one, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly on Monday said Broxton would not pitch again this season. "It just doesn't seem like he's advanced far enough," Mattingly said. "He hasn't thrown off..." September 13

  • Jonathan Broxton done for season

    ESPN "Although it had become increasingly clear in recent weeks, it became official on Monday that erstwhile Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton won't return this season, a fact that could mean he has pitched his last game for the team that originally drafted him in the second round nine years..." September 12

  • Broxton may be back late in September

    The Press-Enterprise "Jonathan Broxton was cleared to begin throwing on Monday night, and began doing so immediately. But it still figures to be a while before the reliever rejoins the active roster. Broxton, on the disabled list since May with a bone bruise in his right elbow, was cleared after a Monday examination..." August 10

  • Still a little hope Broxton returns this season

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers' distant hope of seeing Jonathan Broxton pitch again this season is still alive. Barely. Broxton was cleared to throw after seeing a doctor Monday night and will begin a progressive throwing program that, if it goes well, will get him back to pitching at full strength in about four..." August 10

  • It's waiting game for Johnathan Broxton, Jose Uribe

    L.A. Daily News "If there's one aspect the Dodgers might have going for themselves is the fact they're inching closer to bringing back some healthy bodies. Pitcher Jonathan Broxton, who landed on the disabled list May 6 because of a bone bruise on his right elbow, was expected to see a doctor Monday night to..." August 09

  • Dodgers' don't have timetables for Broxton and Blake's return

    L.A. Daily News "The status of injured reliever Jonathan Broxton (right pitching elbow) and third baseman Casey Blake (neck) remained in limbo with neither player reporting progress Monday. Broxton, on the disabled list since May 4, did arm exercises in the clubhouse Monday but isn't ready to resume..." July 19

  • Jonathan Broxton is shut down another three weeks

    Los Angeles Times "Yet more evidence the Dodgers roll on per usual, bankruptcy or no: Jonathan Broxton, thought to be ready to return this weekend, has been shut down for another three weeks after his elbow flared up again. Presumably, the bone bruise became irritated. Things are so bad with Broxton, Dodgers..." June 29

  • Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton's return could be delayed

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers might have to wait a little longer to get their closer back. Jonathan Broxton suffered what appears to be a setback Saturday when he felt pain in his elbow playing catch in Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, manager Don Mattingly said. "He felt stiffness in the same spot," Mattingly..." June 27

  • Dodgers' Broxton suffers setback; Blake, Thames avoid DL

    The Press-Enterprise "Ready or not, Casey Blake was back in the Dodgers' starting lineup. After starting just twice in the previous 13 games because of ongoing neck stiffness, and being limited to pinch-hitting duties in the past five, Blake started at third base Sunday. He went 0 for 4, but handled a couple of..." June 27

  • Jonathan Broxton's road back won't lead to automatically being the closer

    Los Angeles Times "Jonathan "Big Boy" Broxton made an encouraging first rehab start, but don't expect him to be handed his closer's role when he returns. Seems he's going to have to earn it a tad, or at least prove he deserves to be back at the end of the bullpen. Which seems only right, considering he hasn't..." June 24

  • Reports on closer Jonathan Broxton's progress appear promising

    L.A. Daily News "As far as first time outs go, the Dodgers had to be thrilled with the reports on Jonathan Broxton's inning of work at Triple-A Albquerque on Tuesday. Forget the results: one hit, one run and two strikeouts. The Dodgers were focused more on the consistent 97 and 98 mph readings on the radar gun,..." June 23

  • Jonathan Broxton looks to be closer

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Dodgers plan for Jonathan Broxton eventually to resume his role as the team's closer, manager Don Mattingly said before Wednesday's game with the Detroit Tigers. He added that he believes Broxton's struggles in the role earlier this year were due to the right-elbow injury that..." June 23

  • Dodgers' Broxton throws off mound

    The Press-Enterprise "For the first time in nearly six weeks, Jonathan Broxton took the mound at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The audience? Manager Don Mattingly , pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and trainer Stan Conte, among others, to watch Broxton throw a simulated simulated game to Dodgers hitters -- they..." June 15

  • Dodgers' Broxton could lose closer role to Padilla

    Los Angeles Times "When Jonathan Broxton returns from the disabled list in a month or so, he could do so in a new role. Vicente Padilla gave up a run on Sunday but earned his second save in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Manager Don Mattingly said that if Padilla pitches well, he..." May 09

  • Dodgers place Broxton on DL, recall Jansen

    Los Angeles Times "Turns out that wait on Jonathan Broxton was an entire day. The Dodgers decided to place Broxton and his "barky" elbow on the 15-day disabled list Friday before their game with the New York Mets and recalled right-hander Kenley Jansen from double-A Chattanooga. Broxton struggled throughout..." May 06