Cincinnati Reds Ink Jonathan Broxton

Aug 4, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton (50) pitches during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Pirates 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Topics: Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, Cuban Missile, Jonathan Broxton, MLB, Reds

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