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Jonathan Broxton | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 305
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / LA

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Cardinals released RHP Jonathan Broxton.
Broxton was unable to get much of anything going this season. In 20 appearances, the veteran right-hander had been pitching to a 6.89 ERA, 2.17 WHIP and 16/11 K/BB ratio. While he could potentially latch on with a bullpen-needy club now that he has been released, Broxton has not posted an ERA lower than 4.50 since 2014. Wed, May 31, 2017 05:51:00 PM

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Working the eighth in a scoreless game, Jonathan Broxton gave up a run on two hits and a walk Wednesday against the Royals.

Broxton is technically in the Cardinals' closer mix now that Trevor Rosenthal is out of the picture, but it's hard to imagine that Mike Matheny sees him a better option than Kevin Siegrist or Seung-Hwan Oh in close games. Even the struggling Rosenthal seems more trustworthy. Rosenthal did pitch a scoreless 11th inning in this one. Oh, who also worked in a tie game, gave up an unearned run in his inning.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 01:14:00 AM

Cardinals signed RHP Jonathan Broxton to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.

Broxton also gets full no-trade protection. The Cardinals acquired the hefty right-hander at the trade deadline and obviously liked the way he fit with their club, but not at the $9 million price tag he had on a club option for 2016. The 31-year-old owned a 2.66 ERA over his final 23 2/3 innings last year and will be another weapon for manager Mike Matheny to deploy in high-leverage spots going forward.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton has re-upped with the Cardinals on a two-year deal, per Tom Ackerman of KMOX.

St. Louis declined a $9 million club option on Broxton at the conclusion of the 2015 season, but he'll be headed back to the Cardinals' bullpen for 2016 and 2017. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the new two-year contract is worth $7.5 million and carries full no-trade protection. The 31-year-old right-hander posted a promising 2.66 ERA in 23 2/3 innings down the stretch this summer with the Cardinals after struggling mightily with the Brewers. He figures to return to a middle relief role.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Cardinals declined RHP Jonathan Broxton's $9 million option for the 2016 season.

It was a no-brainer, even with Broxton pitching fairly well out of the St. Louis bullpen down the stretch. The 31-year-old right-hander will hit the free agent market having registered a 4.62 ERA in 60 1/3 total innings this past season between the Brewers and Cardinals. He had a 2.66 ERA in 23 2/3 frames with STL.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Cardinals acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash considerations from the Brewers in exchange for OF Malik Collymore.

Broxton holds an ugly 5.89 ERA for the season, but he's struck out a batter per inning and been very good of late, allowing runs in just one of his last 10 appearances. He's another bullpen depth addition after they acquired Steve Cishek last week.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:16:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Cardinals are going to acquire Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers.

It's unclear what the Cards will be giving up in return. Broxton holds an ugly 5.89 ERA for the season, but he's struck out a batter per inning and been very good of late, allowed runs in just one of his last 10 appearances. The big right-hander will help set up in St. Louis.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that Jonathan Broxton is no longer the team's primary setup man.

This comes on the heels of Broxton allowing a game-changing home run to Nick Ahmed that broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning on Friday. Jeremy Jeffress is the primary beneficiary of this switch, as he'll now do most of his work in the eighth inning and would be called upon should anything happen to closer Francisco Rodriguez.
Sat, May 30, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Jonathan Broxton took a loss Wednesday after giving up three runs in a tie game against the Brewers.

It wouldn't be so bad that Broxton is bad if he weren't the Brewers' fifth-highest paid player, courtesy of that awful contract the Reds initially gave him and Milwaukee foolishly took on last August. He's making $9 million this year, but he's given up 14 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings.
Wed, May 20, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday that the team won't name a closer until midway through spring training.

While Jonathan Broxton is the most likely internal candidate to fulfill the role, it could indicate that the team is still exploring outside options or mulling the idea of bringing back Francisco Rodriguez. Broxton posted a 2.30 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 49/19 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings between the Reds and Brewers in 2014.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Brewers acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton from the Reds in exchange for two players to be named later.

The deal was first reported by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and it's now official. Broxton is making $7 million this season and is owed $10 million next year if you include his $1 million buyout for 2016. He would seem to be an option to close for the Brew Crew next season if K-Rod isn't re-signed. The big reliever boasts a 1.86 ERA over 51 appearances this season but has struggled this month with a 5.23 mark.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton allowed three baserunners and recorded just one out, but it was enough to convert his seventh save of the season in Sunday's win over the Braves.

With Aroldis Chapman unavailable, Broxton was tasked with getting the final out of the game after Logan Ondrusek yielded an infield single to Emilio Bonifacio. The big right-hander permitted an RBI single and consecutive walks to load the bases before finally getting out of it on a Justin Upton fielder's choice. Despite Sunday's shaky outing, Broxton has been terrific this season with a 1.36 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton earned his sixth save of the season Sunday in the Reds' defeat of the Brewers.

Broxton retired all three batters he faced in a perfect frame. Aroldis Chapman has pitched just once since June 28 and Sunday's opportunity was a big one against the first-place Brew Crew, so something may be wrong with the flame-throwing left-hander. Broxton is worth stashing right now in fantasy leagues just in case.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton took his first blown save of the season Friday against the Rockies, but ended up with the win after Joey Votto homered.

The run Broxton gave up in the top of the ninth was the first he's allowed in nine innings this year, so he's still been a nice surprise for the Reds. He'll continue to close this weekend, but he should be bumped to a setup role once Aroldis Chapman comes off the DL and gets eased back into closing duties.
Fri, May 9, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton notched his fourth save in four chances Thursday with a scorless ninth against the Pirates.

Broxton still hasn't allowed a run in five innings since coming off the DL. He's now pitched on back-to-back days, so we doubt the Reds will want him going again on Friday. Unfortunately, the other quality option in the pen, Sam LeCure, has also worked the last two days, leaving things quite up in the air for Friday. LeCure is more likely than Broxton to pitch in three straight, but it's no sure thing.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:00:00 PM

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