Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
1 month ago

Broxton was released by the Cardinals, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Broxton has been nothing short of awful this season, with Tuesday's debacle raising his ERA to 6.89 and his WHIP to 2.17. He has a lot of major-league experience to his name, but he's three years removed from his best form, which could harm his chances of latching on with a new team in free agency.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
1 month ago

Broxton gave up two earned runs on four hits and a walk over an inning in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Following 3.2 innings of scoreless relief by bullpen mates John Brebbia, Brett Cecil and Kevin Siegrist, Broxton got himself into trouble in the ninth and allowed the Dodgers' final pair of runs on the evening. The 32-year-old looked like he might be hitting his stride when he posted a seven-appearance scoreless streak between April 27 and May 16, but he's given up five earned runs over the 3.2 innings encompassing his subsequent six outings while raising his ERA from 5.25 to 6.89.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
1 month ago

Broxton (0-1) gave up an earned run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Dodgers. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Brought on in the 13th in relief of closer Seung-Hwan Oh, Broxton breezed through Austin Barnes and Yasiel Puig before issuing a two-out walk to Kike Hernandez. He then promptly surrendered a double to Logan Forsythe on a 1-1 pitch, ending the 13-inning marathon. It was the second stumble for Broxton over his last three outings, as he'd given up two earned runs to the Giants without getting an out on May 19 as well. The 32-year-old has put together multiple stretches of scoreless efforts, but has also given up multiple earned runs in four of the five outings in which he's been scored upon. That's led to an unsightly 6.75 ERA and 2.18 WHIP over 7.2 innings, despite the fact that Broxton has also blanked opponents in 12 other appearances.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
2 months ago

Broxton gave up two hits over a scoreless eighth inning in Friday's 10-0 win over the Braves. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old right-hander now has three consecutive one-inning, two-hit scoreless appearances, as he continues to pitch to contact but mostly avoid disaster. Broxton had surrendered less hits than innings pitched in five straight seasons coming into 2017, but he's now yielded 14 hits over 8.2 frames, leading to an unsightly 2.31 WHIP. However, following a rough April 10 outing against the Nationals in which he gave up three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, Broxton has turned in scoreless efforts in six of his subsequent seven trips to the mound.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
2 months ago

Broxton failed to record an out in the ninth inning in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Brewers, giving up two hits on two earned runs.

EDGE Analysis

Charged with protecting a relatively comfortable 6-2 lead, the right-hander got matters off on the wrong foot by surrendering a solo home run to Manny Pina and an infield single to Keon Broxton. That was enough to bring on Seung-Hwan Oh, who yielded a single to Jonathan Villar that placed another run on Broxton's ledger before he closed out the victory. The veteran reliever had put together three straight scoreless outings following a pair of rough appearances against the Reds and Nationals, so Sunday's outcome represented a setback. Broxton now has an 11.12 ERA and 2.47 WHIP over his first 5.2 innings along with an unsightly 5:6 K:BB.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
2 months ago

Broxton pitched a scoreless inning in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees, surrendering one hit and uncorking a wild pitch while recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander worked around a single to Brett Gardner and a wild pitch that advanced him to second, disposing of Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter on swinging strikeouts to close out the frame. It was a nice bounce-back performance for Broxton, who'd surrendered five earned runs over 1.2 innings across his previous two trips to the mound. While his ERA still sits at 12.27, perhaps Saturday's outing could be the start of a turnaround.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
3 months ago

Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs but issued two walks.

EDGE Analysis

Broxton enjoyed a solid spring where he posted an excellent 1.64 ERA over 11 innings, and he got the regular season off to a strong start Tuesday. Although he issued free passes to Ben Zobrist and Kyle Schwarber -- the latter was an intentional walk -- he got through the frame on just 12 pitches. The veteran reliever will look to add to his streak of five consecutive seasons with double-digit holds in 2017.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
4 months ago

Broxton was credited with his first hold in Tuesday's 9-2 Grapefruit League victory over the Marlins, pitching a clean fourth inning and recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever kept his spring record unblemished in terms of ERA, as he's yet to surrender a run over the four innings spanning his four appearances. Broxton has also notched a trio of whiffs over that span and allowed just a .154 average. The 32-year-old right-hander is expected to enjoy a robust bullpen role once again in 2017 after pitching over 60 innings in each of the last two campaigns.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
4 months ago

Broxton, who's slated to once again be a prominent part of the Cardinals bullpen in 2017, will look to significantly improve his performance at Busch Stadium, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old righty's home/road splits last season were rather alarming, as Broxton amassed a 6.83 ERA, 3.72 BB/9, 1.48 WHIP and .338 wOBA over 29.0 innings at Busch Stadium. In contrast, he generated a 1.99 ERA and .181 BAA across 31.2 road frames, which kept him as a reasonably effective option overall, but one that the Cardinals hope can provide much steadier results across the board in the coming campaign. Broxton was durable last season despite the aforementioned home struggles, firing over 60 innings for the second straight year in the middle relief role he'll reprise in 2017.

Jonathan Broxton
RP FA
11 months ago

Broxton has allowed five earned runs with eight strikeouts and two walks over 10 innings during July.

EDGE Analysis

It has been a rollercoaster ride for Broxton this season with a combined 1.27 ERA in April and June, but a 7.03 ERA over May and July. Despite inconsistencies, manager Mike Matheny still likes to go to him in close games, giving Broxton six hold chances in July, with four conversions.