According to an initial tweet by Ken Rosenthal and later confirmed by the Reds’ official Twitter account, relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton of the Cincinnati Reds has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named.
At six games below .500 and 8.5 games out of NL Central, the Reds are looking towards the future after a disappointing 2014 campaign. The 30 year old, Broxton, had been with the team since the middle of the 2012 season when he was traded from the Royals. He was likely traded to clear salary, as he is set to make $9 million next season.
The Brewers are expected to use the power right hander to set up closer Francisco Rodriguez. Milwaukee is a game ahead of St. Louis in the NL Central and is a serious contender for a deep run.
Broxton is having a career year despite his age. He has a 1.86 ERA and his WHIP is 1.014. In his career Broxton has a 3.05 ERA in 10 Major League seasons.