Jonathan Broxton RP STL 1 week ago

Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning, walking two and striking out one in the Cardinals 2-1 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Broxton has been used mainly as the eighth inning guy and has pitched well. He's only given up one earned run over 5.1 innings and has struck out seven batters. He'll likely be counted on this year in the seventh or eighth innings before Trevor Rosenthal takes the hill in the ninth.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 1 month ago

Broxton pitched a scoreless seventh Friday against Detroit, giving up two singles in the process.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Broxton has pitched five innings this spring, allowing four hits and a run while striking out two and walking one. He's looked solid and should be in line for a fair amount of bridge work in getting the Cardinals to their setup men and closer. The role will make his hold numbers hard to project, though, so he probably won't hold much value in all but the deepest of leagues.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 5 months ago

Broxton agreed to a two-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran reliever will rejoin the Cardinals on a two-year deal after having his team option declined by the club shortly after the season's conclusion. Broxton had a rocky first half in 2015, but settled in nicely down the stretch with a 2.28 ERA and 9.4 K/9 mark after the All-Star break. He figures to again be a fixture in the seventh and eighth innings for the Cardinals in 2016.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 6 months ago

Broxton had his team option declined Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Broxton actually enjoyed success after a midseason trade to the Cardinals, working to a 2.66 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 23.2 innings in St. Louis, but he'll now become a free agent. After struggling throughout much of the first half as a member of the Brewers, the 31-year-old's strong second half should help him land a spot in the back end of a bullpen.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 7 months ago

Broxton (4-5) earned a win, walking one over a scoreless inning in Monday's 3-0 victory over the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tossing a scoreless frame and leaving the game tied through eight innings, Broxton became the pitcher of record when St. Louis scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning. Broxton has provided a boost to St. Louis' bullpen since his trade deadline acquisition from the Brewers, posting a 2.45 ERA and 10.64 K/9 since joining the Cardinals.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 11 months ago

Broxton, working in the seventh inning with a lead for the first time this season, threw a clean frame in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Manager Craig Counsell removed Broxton from the setup role after he served up a go-ahead home run in Friday's game, and used Jeremy Jeffress in that role Sunday for the first time this year. Jeffress allowed a game-tying home run himself, but Broxton does not figure to immediately reclaim the setup role. Jeffress has been the more consistent of the two this season, so it seems likely Counsell will give him another shot to protect the lead next time the Brewers are trying to hold an eighth-inning lead.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 11 months ago

Broxton (1-1) imploded in the eighth inning Wednesday, loading the bases on two hits and a walk, then giving up a three-run triple to Detroit's Nick Castellanos.

For a couple appearances there, it looked like Broxton was trending back in the right direction, but that illusion was quickly shattered Wednesday. Despite an 18:4 K:BB, he's now given up a stunning 24 hits and 14 runs -- all earned -- in just 15.1 innings this year. Even if Francisco Rodriguez were to go down, it's hard to imagine the Brewers handing save chances to Broxton with the way he's pitched.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 11 months ago

Broxton tossed a scoreless eighth inning and recorded his fifth hold of the season in Monday's victory over the Tigers.

Broxton made things interesting by allowing the first two batters to reach base, but he recovered thanks to a double play and a strikeout -- which was capped off by a 98 MPH fastball. Broxton owns an unsightly 6.75 ERA in 2015, but he has not had that fastball velocity for much of the season and did not give up a run in his last two outings, so there is reason to think he can turn things around. The Brewers are hoping so too, as they continue to use him in the setup role in front of closer Francisco Rodriguez.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 1 year ago

Broxton struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning Thursday against the Reds for his second hold of the season.

Broxton's given up a couple big long balls this year, which have skewed his ERA, but he's been on point with his control, striking out 10 without a walk over 6.2 innings so far. He should continue to get consistent work setting up Francisco Rodriguez and would be the natural choice for saves if K-Rod goes down with an injury.

Jonathan Broxton RP STL 1 year ago

Broxton has allowed two earned runs in four innings (4.50 ERA) while posting a 5:0 K:BB ratio in four appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen.

Broxton gave up a two-run moon shot to the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez in his second outing of the season, but he has pitched well outside of that appearance. He is the Brewers' setup man in front of Francisco Rodriguez, and would almost certainly take over the closer's duties should Rodriguez falter or suffer an injury.