Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/28/12
The Reds have signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, 21 million contract, giving the NL Central champions a potential closer. Broxton came to the Reds last July in a trade with Kansas City and was part of their push toward the playoffs. He filled in as the closer when Aroldis Chapman came down with a tired shoulder and had four saves in six chances overall with a 2.82 ERA, impressing the Reds. Broxton's deal pays him a 4 million base salary in 2013, 7 million in 2014 and 9 million in 2015. There's a club option for another year at 9 million with a 1 million buyout. He also got a limited no-trade provision. Now the Reds could move the left-handed Chapman back to the rotation.
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