Brewers bolster bullpen with Jonathan Broxton acquisition

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

MIlwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – The Cincinnati Reds traded right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players still to be named.

Broxton will be part of the Brewers’ bullpen in the September stretch and will help set up for closer Francisco Rodriguez.

“He’s got great stuff, he competes well, he’s a good teammate and I think it puts another piece there where I can pitch guys exactly how I want to,” said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.

Broxton, 30, is 4-2 with 7 saves and a 1.86 ERA in 48 1/3 innings this season.

He is owed about $1.2 million for the rest of 2014, based on his $7 million salary, and $9 million for 2015.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said that Broxton’s contract was a consideration as they will be taking on it for next year, too.

Broxton is eligible for the postseason roster because the move was made prior to Sept. 1.

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