Broxton signed with the Twins as a non-roster invitee Monday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Broxton has had success at the big-league level in the past, hitting a solid .242/.354/.430 with 23 steals in 75 games for the Brewers back in 2016. He's had plenty of failure, too, hitting just .200/.280/.376 over 294 games since then. He spent all of last season stuck at the Brewers' alternate training site. If an injury crisis opens up a job for him this season, he could help fantasy teams out with a handful of steals, but his batting average drain may cancel that out.
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.
Broxton declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday and elected free agency.
Broxton got into 100 games this season, split between the Mets, Orioles and Mariners. He fared poorly at each stop, finishing with a combined .167/.242/.275 slash line. He'll likely be stuck with a minor-league contract this offseason.
Broxton will serve his suspension -- which was reduced to one game -- Sunday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Broxton was suspended two games earlier in the week for throwing his equipment and hitting an umpire, though his ban was cut in half after an appeal. He'll start in center field and hit ninth Saturday before serving his suspension during Sunday's series finale.
Broxton was hit with a two-game suspension and a fine Tuesday after throwing his equipment and hitting an umpire Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Broxton is appealing the suspension and will be eligible to continue playing in the meantime.
The incident may have been an accident on Broxton's part, but he'll likely wind up being punished regardless. If and when he does serve his suspension, it won't be a major loss for the Mariners, as he owns a 173/.241/.286 slash line on the season.
Broxton is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Broxton takes a seat after four consecutive turns in center field, during which he went 1-for-10 with three walks and six strikeouts. The Mariners should have regular room in the lineup for Broxton versus left-handed pitching, but Mallex Smith and rookies Jake Fraley and Tim Lopes look to be ahead of him in the outfield pecking order when Seattle opposes right-handed starting pitchers.
Broxton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs overall in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Broxton made plenty of noise near the bottom of the order, slugging his second homer since arriving in Seattle shortly before the trade deadline. The outfielder is still struggling overall -- he's only 6-for-36 during his Mariners tenure -- so his defense continues to largely serve as his calling card.
Broxton isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Broxton is hitless in August (0-for-15 over seven games) and will head to the bench to regroup. Mallex Smith gets the nod in center field in Broxton's stead.
Broxton is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
He is hitting just .125 with one home run, two steals and 14 strikeouts in 26 plate appearances with the Mariners. Mallex Smith will start in center field while Tim Lopes starts in left.
Broxton isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Broxton has struggled at the dish of late, going 0-for-12 over his last four contests. Mallex Smith will shift over to center field and lead off in Broxton's place.
Broxton is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Broxton will cede center-field duties to Mallex Smith after taking the last four starts at the position and recording three hits while striking out seven times in 16 at-bats. The 29-year-old looks like he could maintain an everyday role for Seattle for the time being, though he could be a prime candidate to lose work if Dee Gordon (quadriceps) returns from the 10-day injured list during the upcoming week.
Broxton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
Broxton made noise out of the bottom of the order, slugging his fifth home run of the campaign in the eighth inning with Aaron Nola aboard. The recent arrival has gotten his Mariners tenure off to a strong start, going 3-for-9 with a stolen base and Wednesday's two RBI over his first two games.
Broxton went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Broxton started in center field and hit ninth in his Mariners debut. The defensive-minded outfielder may see a fair share of playing time while Mitch Haniger (groin) remains sidelined, an absence that allows both Broxton and Mallex Smith to remain in the lineup simultaneously. However, center field may evolve into a platoon between the two once Haniger is back in the fold.
Broxton, who was claimed off waivers from the Orioles on Saturday, won't join the team until the Mariners open their series in Texas on Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Due to the timing of the transaction, Broxton wasn't able to catch a flight in time to join the Mariners in Seattle for the final game of their homestand Sunday versus the Tigers. As a result, the Mariners will likely wait a couple of days before making a 25-man roster move to facilitate Broxton's addition.
Broxton was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Saturday.
He was designated for assignment by the Orioles earlier in the week, and while it seemed like he might be a decent fit on a contender, given his elite center-field defense and potential as a pinch runner, it is the rebuilding Mariners who wanted to add him to the mix. Mallex Smith has been starting in center field for Seattle, but Broxton is a vastly superior defender, so perhaps he will get some starts in center with Smith shifting to left field. Broxton is hitting .184 with a 43 percent strikeout rate, four home runs and eight steals in 165 plate appearances split between the Mets and the Orioles.
Broxton was designated for assignment Sunday.
He was hitting .179 with a 45.9 percent strikeout rate in 30 games since the start of June. This move opens things up for Anthony Santander to get a longer look in center field.
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