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Jonathan Broxton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 305
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 20 - 10:36 PM

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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.
Feb 21 - 12:31 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

Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Broxton was in a bit of hot water, bringing the tying run to the plate with one out after giving up singles to Chris Stewart and Starling Marte. But Broxton was able to get Neil Walker to fly out and Andrew McCutchen to ground out to end the game. Broxton hasn't exactly been lights out, but has gotten the job done and will be asked to continue to do so until Aroldis Chapman is ready to return.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton slammed the door on the Cubs in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a three-run lead and earning his second save of the season.

Broxton walked one and struck out a pair in the outing. He's looked mighty impressive since returning from the disabled list and should be started in all mixed leagues until Aroldis Chapman returns from the disabled list.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Jonathan Broxton worked a scoreless inning against the Rays in his 2014 debut on Friday.

Broxton came on in a non-save situation with the Reds trailing 2-0 in the ninth inning, and though he surrendered a two-out walk to Ben Zobrist, he escaped the inning unscathed and struck out a pair. Now that he has that first outing out of the way, he’s expected to serve as the Reds closer until Aroldis Chapman returns.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price indicated that Jonathan Broxton will not be used to close in his first appearance back from the disabled list.

Price wants Broxton to get his feet wet with one appearance before he installs him as the club's closer, so JJ Hoover or Manny Parra could get another shot if there's a save chance Tuesday. However, Price has made no secret about his desire to use Broxton as the main ninth inning man until Aroldis Chapman (head) returns.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Reds activated RHP Jonathan Broxton from the 15-day disabled list.

Broxton was a bit behind during spring training after forearm surgery last August, but he made it through a couple of rehab appearances without incident and is ready to join the Reds' bullpen. Bryan Price plans to use him a fill-in closer until Aroldis Chapman is ready to return from the disabled list, so he's worth picking up in most fantasy formats.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed Saturday that Jonathan Broxton will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

J.J. Hoover has served as the Reds closer to this point, though he hasn't had a save opportunity. It sounds as though Broxton will immediately replace him in that role upon returning, and is the guy to target in free agent bidding this weekend.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Jonathan Broxton (forearm) pitched well in his first minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Pensacola on Friday, striking out a pair in a scoreless inning of work.

The only baserunner allowed was hit batsmen. Broxton threw 11 of his 19 pitches for strikes and was pleased with his velocity. He'll throw another inning on Saturday, and if all goes well he could rejoin the Reds bullpen as early as Monday, where he could immediately be installed as the team's primary option in the ninth inning.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Jonathan Broxton (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola Friday.

He'll throw an inning Friday and Saturday for the Blue Wahoos. The Reds haven't set an exact day for Broxton's activation from the DL, but they seem to be targeting next Monday. He's expected to serve as the club's closer until Aroldis Chapman (head) returns from the disabled list next month.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Hector Gomez
2Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Brandon Kintzler
8Corey Knebel