Broxton to DL, needs surgery
The Reds on Thursday placed RHP Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day DL with a flexor mass strain in his right forearm, a similar injury to the one that put him out for two months. He had just returned on Aug. 9.
Broxton will need a surgical procedure for the injury, which could mean he’s done for the season. The details and timetable were vague, however.
“They don’t know until they get in there and see what’s wrong,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I’d just be guessing right now until the doctors get in there.”
Broxton was pitching in the eighth inning on Wednesday when he allowed a Gerardo Parra homer, followed by a four-pitch walk to Wil Nieves, when Baker, pitching coach Bryan Price and trainer Paul Lessard visited the mound.
This is the first season of a three-year, $21 million contract that Broxton signed in the off-season.
Johnny Cueto was moved to the 60-day DL so a 40-man roster space could be cleared for RHP Nick Christiani, who had his contract selected from Triple-A Louisville. Christiani was 6-5 with a 4.05 ERA, 15 walks and 48 strikeouts in 47 games this season for the Bats.
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