Jonathan Broxton and the Reds were dealt a disappointing setback on Thursday as it was announced that the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his pitching forearm. Furthermore, the injury will require a surgical procedure, which likely means Broxton has thrown his last pitch of the 2013 season.
The news had to be especially tough for Broxton to fathom as he had just returned from the disabled list less than two weeks ago on Aug. 9. The ailment is similar to the one that had previously caused him to miss two months of the season.
Broxton sustained the injury while pitching in the eighth inning of Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks. Broxton allowed a home run to Gerardo Parra, followed by a four-pitch walk to Wil Nieves, before skipper Dusty Baker, pitching coach Bryan Price, and trainer Paul Lessard went out to the mound to check on the big fellow. Their trip to see the reliever proved to be a troublesome one.
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