Plenty of All-Star options on Reds pitching staff

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds are not doing well at the voting booths, lagging behind with All-Star nominees. And the prognosticators and pundits see little chance that any member of the Reds will be voted onto the All-Star team. Every team, though, must be represented by at least one player and there are at least four solid candidates on the pitching staff from which National...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton gave teammates Sam LeCure and Mike Leake goofy haircuts

Your browser does not support iframes. When you need to change things up a bit, a different haircut is sometimes the way to go. That was the case for Cincinnati Reds pitchers Sam LeCure and Mike Leake. Fortunately for both of them, Jonathan Broxton was there to help. The Reds reliever grabbed some clippers and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Joey Votto smash walk-off home run

Your browser does not support iframes.Friday home games at Great American Ball Park means post-game fireworks and Joey Votto provided more than enough in Cincinnati's thrilling 4-3 victory over Colorado.After Jonathan Broxton relinquished the lead in the top of the ninth, Votto stepped to the plate to lead off the home half. Soon thereafter, the Reds first basemen worked the...
Via Redlegs Review
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Votto walk-off lifts Reds over Rockies

In another example of why pitchers shouldn't be judged by their win-loss record, Jonathan Broxton got the win for the Reds on Friday and Johnny Cueto didn't. Broxton, who allowed his first run of the season in the top of the ninth, got the credit for the victory when Joey Votto hit in the bottom of the inning for a 4-3 Reds victory over the Rockies to take the first game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds activate Jonathan Broxton, disable Trevor Bell

The Cincinnati Reds lost one relief pitcher today but got another one back. The Reds' assistant director of media relations, Jamie Ramsey, announced today via Twitter that the Reds have activated Jonathan Broxton from the disabled list while simultaneously placing Trevor Bell onto it.Jonathan Broxton reinstated from DL, to make room on roster, Trevor Bell goes on DL with...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Latos scratched from rehab start; Broxton activated

Mat Latos will not be making his scheduled rehab start for the Triple-A Louisville Bats tonight against Columbus. No reason for the change was immediately given by the Reds. Manager Bryan Price will address the situation when he meets with the media prior to Tuesday night's game in St. Louis against the Cardinals.   The Reds also announced on Tuesday that reliever Jonathan Broxton...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton's Horrible, Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day

When Aroldis Chapman took a ball to the face in spring training, the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen entered a state of flux. How long would Chapman be sidelined? Would J.J. Hoover emerge as a candidate for saves? Thankfully the Reds had another closer with long history of experience being the last man out of the bullpen: Jonathan Broxton.  While Broxton has been battling injuries...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds to activate Devin Mesoraco and Jonathan Broxton from DL early next week

If all goes according to plan, the Reds will have their starting catcher and fill-in closer on the roster early next week. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager Bryan Price said today that catcher Devin Mesoraco is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Monday or Tuesday. The 25-year-old backstop suffered an oblique injury toward the end of spring...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton is the Reds’ choice to replace Aroldis Chapman

For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman‘s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so. Broxton was mediocre in 34 appearances for the Reds last season and then underwent elbow surgery in August that he’s still coming...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Jonathan Broxton back next week, will be closer

The Cincinnati Reds got their first win of the season last night, together with good news about one of their injured players, reliever Jonathan Broxton. According to Joe Kay of AP,Manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that if all goes well, Broxton could be activated off the 15-day disabled list during a series in St. Louis at the start of next week. Broxton is recovering from surgery...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheap Closer Rental At Red Brox

The Reds manager Bryan Price, who I thought was their catcher, has a long way to go to catch up to ex-manager, Dusty Baker, on the Crazy-Meter, but naming Jonathan Broxton the closer a week before he's even healthy, is a great start. Now Price needs to throw Latos 147 pitches in his first game back and he'll be running a dead heat. Apparently, Broxton can't only fill...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds expect Broxton back next week for closer role

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Reds manager Bryan Price says that reliever Jonathan Broxton could be ready to come off the disabled list next week and move into the closer role until Aroldis Chapman returns. The Reds haven't designated a closer while Chapman recovers from a head injury. He had a plate inserted in his forehead after he was hit by a line drive during a spring training game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton, Devin Mesoraco expected to make Reds return next week

getty images The Cincinnati Reds are expecting to get reliever Jonathan Broxton and catcher Devin Mesoraco back next week. Broxton’s return would give the Reds an experienced option at closer while Aroldis Chapman remains out with a head injury, Reds manager Bryan Price believes Broxton will be ready to come off the disabled list at the start of next week. He had been slow to...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds notes: Pitching trio making progress

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Homer Bailey, Mat Latos and Jonathan Broxton all made injury rehab pitching appearances against Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers on Monday at the Reds training complex while their teammates were down the road playing Cleveland in a Cactus League game. It's not where any of the three wanted to be. It's not where the Reds wanted them to be but it is where...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Broxton, Marshall to start season on DL; Mesoraco has oblique issue

The Reds have been hit hard by injuries this spring, most notably losing Mat Latos to knee surgery and Aroldis Chapman to a concussion and facial fractures after he was hit by a line drive earlier this week. Rookie manager Bryan Price held court with reporters on Friday morning and gave a series injury updates. Let's round 'em up: • RHP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) and LHP...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training Notes: MAG, Wheels, Broxton

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson) -Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will miss his first chance to prove to Phillies fans that he can actually throw a baseball. Citing an illness (already), MAG won’t pitch on Thursday in the Phillies/Blue Jays match up. It appears he’ll instead go on Saturday. Kind of odd that he already has been pushed back because of an illness, but I guess the Phils aren’t...
Via Phillies Nation
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton's bones are stronger than steel drill bits, apparently

One look at Jonathan Broxton is all it takes to realize that the Reds reliever is a mountain of man. His listed height and weight of 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, respectively, serves as further confirmation of his massiveness.Despite the fact that Broxton is built like a brick house, he's prone to injury just like the rest of us, and that's what happened when he tore a flexor...
Via Redlegs Review
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton's contract ranked as 11th-worst in baseball

Does Jonathan Broxton's contract with the Reds qualify as one of the worst deals in baseball?According to Jonah Keri of, the answer to that question is yes.On Wednesday, Keri published a piece in which he highlighted the worst contracts in all of baseball. Long story short, he used six rules to justify his selections, which resulted in a top 15 list.One of the players...
Via Redlegs Review
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

So I Might Be The Biggest and Only Jonathan Broxton Fan.

Jonathan Broxton is one of my all-time favorite Dodgers, and that will remain the case for the rest of my days. I dislike people hating him based on a couple of postseason outings. He's one of the most dominant relievers in franchise history, whiffing 11.5/9 IP and recording three Ks for every walk while in Dodger Blue.I've long been after a printing plate of Big Jon and...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jonathan Broxton rocks ugly Christmas sweater

Awkward family photo.— Ashley Papelbon (@ashpapelbon58) December 9, 2013Jonathan Papelbon is certainly in the Christmas spirit.Seen here is the Philadelphia Phillies closer posing for what his wife, Ashley, referred to as an "awkward family photo" on Twitter. And he is also rocking a marvelous ugly Christmas sweater.Well played, Jonathan. Well...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton out at least six months after elbow surgery

On Friday, Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton underwent successful elbow surgery to repair the torn flexor mass in his right forearm.  The procedure was performed by Reds medical director Timothy Kremchek and the timetable for Broxton's return is estimated at six months. This could very well mean that the right-hander may begin the 2014 season on the disabled list...
Via Redlegs Review
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds' Jonathan Broxton undergoes season-ending surgery

The Cincinnati Reds have announced that right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm. The procedure was performed by Dr. Tim Kremchek, and Mark Sheldon of reports that the rehab time for such an injury is usually six months. It was reported yesterday that Broxton required surgery, and considering...
Via MLB Injury News
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Broxton has surgery, 6-month rehab

The Reds announced Friday that RHP Jonathan Broxton had season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm. Dr. Tim Kremchek performed the operation. The rehab timetable for an injury of this type is six months. I figured that Broxton was done for the year yesterday when it was learned he needed surgery. What this more specific news tells me is that Broxton’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds place Jonathan Broxton on 15-day DL, may be done for season

The Reds have placed setup man Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day DL with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow the team announced. He will have surgery that could be season-ending but the full extent of the injury won't be known until the actual procedure. “They don't know until they get in there and see what's wrong” said manager Dusty Baker to Mark Sheldon of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Broxton expected to have arm surgery

Cincinnati RHP Jonathan Broxton is expected to have surgery after he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. The Reds also said they moved RHP Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list to open a roster spot for right-hander Nick Christiani, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville. Broxton left Wednesday's 10-7 win over Arizona after facing two...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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