July 31, 2012

Breaking News: Reds acquire Broxton

UPDATE 4:06 p.m.
Isn’t Mark Serrano a font of information? Now he’s congratulating Donnie Joseph. Joseph is a left-handed pitcher who, until moments ago, was in the AAA Louisville organization.
UPDATE 3:53 p.m.
Mark Serrano, minor leaguer in the Reds organization, tweeted congratulations to Juan Carlos Sulbaranon getting traded to the Royals.

Sulbaran was a 30th round draft pick in 2008. He has been playing in AA Pensacola. If it’s a straight-up deal, that’s not bad.
UPDATE 3:45 p.m.
Just a little more info on the guy:
Age: 28
HT: 6’4″
WT: 300 lbs

Has 23 saves and 35 Ks as the closer for the Royals. If he’s not a piece for the next trade (in the next 13 minutes!!) will he take over the role from Chapman?
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cincinnati Reds have acquired Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals. Broxton is a right-handed relief pitcher with a 1-2 record and a 2.27 ERA over 35.2 innings pitched with the Royals this season.

It’s sort of a mystifying move, since the bullpen is already a little crowded, so there’s speculation that he’s part of a trade for someone else or that someone else from the bullpen may be soon to be announced in a deal. It’s not yet reported what the Reds are giving up for Broxton.

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