• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals RP Jonathan Broxton receives win in Monday's game

    Cardinals pitcher Jonathan Broxton (4-5) earned a win after walking one during a scoreless inning in Monday's 3-0 victory over the Pirates. Tossing a scoreless frame and leaving the game tied through eight innings, Broxton became the pitcher of record when St. Louis scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning. Broxton has provided a boost to St. Louis' bullpen since his trade deadline acquisition from the Brewers, posting a 2.45 ERA and 10.64 K/9 since joining the Cardinals.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Brewers dispatch RP Jonathan Broxton to Cardinals

    Veteran reliever Jonathan Broxton has been traded from the Brewers to the Cardinals, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed. The Brewers are receiving minor-league outfielder Malik Collymore in the deal. The 31-year-old Broxton has been pitching well lately with seven consecutive scoreless appearances. But his ERA on the season is 5.89. He has allowed 41 hits in 36 2/3 innings.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Brewers RP Jonathan Broxton loses hold of setup role

    The struggles of Brewers setup man Jonathan Broxton means he is no longer their setup man. In fact, nobody is at the moment. Craig Counsell has declared that he will mix-and-match in such situations going forward unless someone emerges. Broxton has allowed 15 runs in his last 18 1/3 innings. His latest mistake landed over the fence Friday night, courtesy of Diamondbacks shorstop Nick Ahmed and breaking a 4-4 deadlock. Counsell said after the game that Broxton is finding it difficult to miss bats. "I feel like there's a little bit of a lack of a put-away [pitch] for him," he told MLB.com. "I think we start thinking about [removing Broxton from the setup role] because it's a big spot and we need outs in those spots. We need to give ourselves a chance in those spots. Those are big leverage innings he's pitching and we have to get outs in those innings." Asked who will take over for Broxton, he said it would not be one guy.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Jonathan Broxton gets vote of confidence from Brewers' Craig Counsell

    Brewers pitcher Jonathan Broxton has struggled this year. He's given up runs in his last three outings and has an ERA of 7.82. Despite that, manager Craig Counsell isn't concerned about leaving Broxton as his set-up man. "He's just in a little slump," Counsell said per MLB.com. "He'll get out of it and he'll be the guy we're used to seeing. Just a little downturn that everyone is going to go through. He'll work hard to fix it and be right back to where he needs to be."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Brewers' Jonathan Broxton doesn't care about his role

    Brewers reliever Jonathan Broxton doesn't care about his role, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Broxton enters the season as the favorite to close, but manager Ron Roenicke said he wouldn't announce his closer for a few more weeks. That doesn't really matter to Broxton, though. "I don't care where I pitch. Seventh, eighth, ninth — I don't care," he said. "They're all important outs." The Brewers are reportedly talking to Francisco Rodriguez, but Broxton said he wouldn't mind if the team added another reliever. "I ain't going to sweat it if they go add somebody, and if they don't I'm not going to sweat," Broxton said. "I'm going to go out there and give it everything I have, every day." Broxton posted a 2.30 ERA over 58 2/3 innings last year.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Brewers won't name closer until midway through camp

    While Jonathan Broxton is ideally the most likely candidate for the role, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Saturday that he won't name a closer until midway through spring training, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. General manager Doug Melvin wouldn't discuss about the possibility of trading for embattled reliever Jonathan Broxton. Melvin wouldn't reveal if Milwaukee will make a push for free agent Francisco Rodriguez. Broxton was traded from Cincinnati to Milwaukee in August. He 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. He will earn $9 million this season, and his deal includes a $9 million club option or $1 million buyout for 2016.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Talks between Brewers-Phillies involving Papelbon are idle

    Talks between the Brewers and Phillies regarding a trade involving Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon are inactive, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Previous discussions between the two clubs involved the Phillies paying a significant part of Papelbon's contract, if the Brewers sent a top prospect in return, per sources. However, Milwaukee was unwilling to make that deal, and instead offered reliever Jonathan Broxton to Philadelphia as a way to offset finances. But the Phillies viewed that offer as even less attractive since they were not landing a top prospect and didn't see the significant financial benefit, sources said. Broxton will earn $9 million this season, and his deal includes a $9 million club option or $1 million buyout for 2016. Papelbon will earn $13 million this season, and his $13 million option for '16 will vest if he finishes 48 games. The Brewers are on Papelbon's no-trade list, and he would likely require them to pick up his option, if he were to approve a trade.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reds trade Jonathan Broxton to Brewers

    The Reds have traded reliever Jonathan Broxton to the Brewers for two players to be named later. Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jonathan Broxton picks up save Sunday

    Reds pitcher Jonathan Broxton hung on for his seventh save Sunday after giving up a hit and two walks in his team's 5-3 win over the Braves. Broxton entered the game with a man on first and a three-run lead with two outs. He surrendered an RBI single and walked the next two batters to load the bases before finishing off the game on a fielder's choice. Broxton owns a 1.36 ERA and 36:17 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jonathan Broxton fills in for Aroldis Chapman Sunday

    Reds manager Bryan Price went with reliever Jonathan Broxton to close out Sunday's 4-2 win vs. Milwaukee over closer Aroldis Chapman. Though, no immediate word was given for Chapman's absence during Sunday's save situation, it was eventually announced Chapman was unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Broxton, however, proved completely capable of handling the situation, earning his sixth save following a perfect ninth inning. Broxton retired the side on nine pitches and all three hitters grounded out to infielders.