Broxton will open the season at the Brewers' alternate training site, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Broxton had a chance to make the Brewers' 30-man roster, but the team decided to keep only five outfielders and he was not among that group. He will be among the options should the club need to add an outfielder to the big-league roster at any point.
Broxton (personal) is in the lineup for Friday's intrasquad matchup. Broxton was away from the team for several days to be present for the birth of his daughter, but he'll return to action in Friday's intrasquad game. Given the brevity of his absence, it's unlikely that it would impact his game readiness with Opening Day a week away.
Broxton is away from the team while tending to a personal matter, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Broxton isn't currently in camp, but general manager David Stearns said Thursday that the team expects that he'll be back soon. The 30-year-old isn't currently on the 40-man roster, but he's competing for a spot with the major-league club ahead of the regular season.
Broxton will attend summer camp with the Brewers. Broxton spent all of spring training with the Brewers after re-signing with the club over the offseason, and he will continue competing for a spot when camp re-opens. Broxton has some work to do to make the cut, but with more roster spots available and Ryan Braun likely filling the DH spot frequently, Broxton's chances of breaking camp with the big club have improved.
Broxton signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Brewers on Sunday. The Brewers traded Broxton to the Mets for a trio of prospects in January, but he'll rejoin the club after struggling across multiple organizations in 2019 with a .167/.242/.275 slash line in 228 plate appearances. The 29-year-old put up 29 home runs, 44 stolen bases and a .741 OPS in 218 games with Milwaukee in 2017 and 2018, and the team undoubtedly hopes he can rediscover that offensive form in 2020. Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun and Ben Gamel should make up the Brewers' top four outfielders to start spring training, but Broxton could be a decent depth option behind them with a rebound campaign.
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