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 status heading into the 2014 season is uncertain. If there are no setbacks, it sounds like his rehab period will be done around Spring Training, but it’s clear when he’ll start throwing, etc. Of course, there also has to be no setbacks.

Broxton is in the first season of a three-year, $21 million contract signed over the winter.


Broxton wasn’t much of a factor this year, so the Reds will have to look to 2014 for him. They still don’t have Marshall and he may not be able to contribute this year either. That kind of tells the Reds they probably need to find another reliever. One thought…would they consider bringing up Stephenson, and how is he progressing in the minors?

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At 7 mil a year they could have signed somebody like Pence who could have helped them.

That’s absolutely amazing that someone KNEW that Broxton was going down……could have….should have. I really doubt if the Reds would have put 21M out there for 3 years if they had any inkling he was going to have medical problems. What will they do?….easy!….move on.

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