The Reds have finalized their deal with Jonathan Broxton. They signed the reliever to a contract that is worth $21 million and wraps up the veteran for the next three years. This signing offers the Reds more options at the closing pitcher position and for Chapman.
Broxton came to the Reds from Kansas City via a trade in late July. He appeared 60 times for Cincinnati since the trade and posted a 2.48 ERA and 27 saves for the club. In his eight year career the relief pitcher has 3.10 ERA and 111 saves.
Last year the Reds had Aroldis Chapman set to start the season in the pitching rotation, but due to injuries and circumstances, the “Cuban Missile” was moved back to his original closer role. Now that Cincinnati has a hold on another closer as they ready for Spring Training, rumors are flying that there is a possibility Reds fans will get more of Chapman on game day.