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.

I will have more later on Reds.com/MLB.com.

6 Comments

What a waste of money to give that over weight wimp. They shouls have used the money elsewhere. It seems to me Jockerty spends a lot and gets nothing in return. Maybe he should stick to trades.

When I read the comment above I just chuckled because I assumed it was a parody comment of every Bozo comment I read in comments sections about the Reds. Geez I really hope it is.

Not a parody. just fact. Do you really believe, giving him closing money and not even using him in that role was smart. I call it a waste of money. Should have signed Hunter Pence with that money.

Ok its an over the top comment that takes a lot of good that Jockety does and blows it up into one bad signing. I agree that I did not like it from the beginning though I understand what they were doing. Just didnt think we needed him as much as Jockety did… Plenty of other good moves.

We have one of the best bullpens in the majors, two of the reasons are Broxton and Marshall. Their injuries have put an added burden on the rest of the staff and it is starting to show now. I had no problem with adding either although I hated to see Travis leave. As the saying goes you can never have to much good pitching.

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