Jonathan Broxton

Broxton happy to remain part of Reds’ bullpen

By | Jonathan Broxton

By Mark Sheldon / | November 28th, 2012

CINCINNATI — Before the Reds make any decision about moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation, they had to be sure they had a capable and experienced closer ready to step up.

The club felt that person was free-agent reliever Jonathan Broxton, who was re-signed Wednesday to a three-year, $21 million contract. The deal includes a $9 million club option for 2016 and a limited no-trade clause. If he is traded, it becomes a $22 million contract with a mutual option.

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