Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Reds signed closer Jonathan
Broxton to a three-year contract Wednesday.
Financial details were not disclosed, but the pact is reported to be worth $21
million with a $9 million club option and a limited no-trade clause.
If Broxton is traded during the contract, the deal will become worth $22
million with a mutual option.
Broxton was traded to the Reds from the Kansas City Royals at the trade
deadline last season and he pitched to a 3-3 record with a 2.82 ERA and four
saves in 25 appearances with the club.
An eight-year veteran with the Dodgers, Royals and Reds, the 28-year-old
righty has a 29-25 career record with a 3.10 earned run average and 111 saves
over 446 games.
Aroldis Chapman, who recorded 38 saves for Cincinnati in 43 opportunities last
season, is expected to make a move into the starting rotation with Broxton
taking over his closing duties.
Cincinnati also signed pitcher Todd Redmond to a one-year contract and
infielders Emmanuel Burriss and Mike Hessman to minor league contracts
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