2015-08-05 / Sports

Broxton makes move to St. Louis

From Staff Reports

Jonathan Broxton Jonathan Broxton Veteran major league reliever and former Burke County High School star Jonathan Broxton is on the mound for St. Louis.

The Cardinals announced last Friday they’d acquired Broxton and cash considerations from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league outfielder Malik Collymore.

The move took Broxton from the last place team in the National League’s Central Division to the first.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny put Broxton straight to work the following two days in their series against Colorado, where he recorded strikeouts in each of the oneinning appearances he made Saturday and Sunday.

Broxton, 31, a two time (2009-10) All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is 36-32 career with a 3.25 ERA and 118 saves (18th among active players).

He was 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 40 games (36.2 IP) with the Brewers this season, including 11 Holds. The 6-4, 305-pound Broxton is unscored upon in his last nine appearances. He’s struck out 41 and walked just 10 this season.

Broxton, who had a careerhigh 36 saves for the Dodgers in 2009, has appeared in 582 games, beginning with the Dodgers (2005-11), then with Kansas City (2012), Cincinnati (2012-14) and Milwaukee (2014-15).

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