Cardinals Acquire Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers - Fueled by Sports

Cardinals Acquire Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers in exchange for outfield prospect Malik Collymore, according to Jerry Crasnick of  The Cardinals will also receive $3 million from the Brewers with $2 million of it contingent on the Cardinals not exercising 2016 option to cover buyout, accordion to Joel Sherman.

The 31-year-old Broxton has struggled this season after being one of the best relief pitchers in the game earlier in his career.  The two-time All-Star has posted an ERA of 5.89 in 36 2/3 innings, while striking out an average of 9.1 batters per nine innings.  The Cardinals just acquired Steve Cishek recently to add to their bullpen, which is currently second in baseball with a 2.33 ERA.  So obviously the didn’t need to make a move, but you can never have enough quality arms coming out of the pen.

The Brewers will receive the Collymore in return.  The 20-year-old outfielder hasn’t played above rookie ball since being drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 draft.  He currently owns a slash of .286/.360/.429 in 347 plate appearances during his three seasons.

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