Jun 2, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton (51) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 5-4 in eleven innings. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Reds Place Jonathan Broxton On The DL.

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Reds eighth inning setup man Jonathan Broxton has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a right elbow flexor mass strain. With that the Reds recall up right hand pitcher Pedro Villlarrael from Triple A Louisville.

It was evident Broxton was hurt on his previous outings especially the notable one on Thursday in Chicago against the Cubs that game took 14 innings. In situations in the eighth inning you will normally see Broxton out there but on Thursday he wasn’t out there while people speculate that something was wrong with him well it showcased when he came in the 14th inning gave up 2 hits including the game winning run in a lost. His fastball velocity that today wasn’t Broxton like it was in range from 93-94 mph unusual when healthy the range is 96- 97 and at times can run it up to 98mph.

With Sean Marshall the 7 inning setup man already on the disabled list and for the second time this year the Reds bullpen have been hit by the injury bug unfortunately this year compare to last year when everybody was healthy in the pen the hits  just keep on coming lets hope we can get everybody back healthy.

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