Cincinnati Reds Acquire Jonathan Broxton
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
The Cincinnati Reds have acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Broxton, 28 is having a very good year with the Kansas City Royals. This year he’s 1-2 with a 2.27 ERA with 23 saves in 35 games. Before coming to the Royals, Broxton was extremely injury prone when he was with the Dodgers going 1-2 last year with a 5.68 ERA for the Dodgers.
Cincinnati is already the best bullpen in baseball and the addition of Broxton only helps them. The back end of that bullpen will consist of Broxton, Marshall and Chapman. Very good. Broxton is owed $1.4MM for the rest of the season. He signed a 1yr/$4MM deal with the Royals back on November 29, 2011.
Update: The Royals, in return, will acquire LHP Donnie Joseph and RHP JC Sulbaran.
Joseph, 24, has a minor league career record of 16-14 with a 3.50 ERA and is 8-3 this year with a 1.72 ERA. He also has a 11.7 K/9 this year.
Sulbaran, 22, is 7-7 this year at Double A Pensacola with a 4.04 ERA with a 9.5 K/9. He was rated as the Reds 12th best prospect, per Baseball America.