The Cincinnati Reds have signed closer Jonathan Broxton. The deal is worth $21 million over three seasons. The Reds expect to move Broxton to the end of their bullpen to become their fulltime closer.
Broxton had a bounce back campaign with the Kansas City Royals last year before being traded to the Reds. With the Red, Broxton had a 2.82 ERA and had four saves in six chances.
Perhaps the bigger news is that the Reds are now free to send fireballer Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation. Having Chapman’s 100 MPH fastball in the rotation every fifth day could make Cincinnati even more difficult to defeat.