Jonathan Broxton posted by Brewers Fan
Born June 16, 1984, Jonathan Broxton plays MLB for the Milwaukee Brewers as their relief pitcher. He throws a very strong fastball and his slider is above average. Broxton started playing baseball in school and was in the Bears team where he earned run average of 1.21 as a pitcher, and a record of 9-2. He entered the minor leagues in 2002 when the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the second round. Up to 2006, Broxton mainly played minor league with teams such as Jacksonville Suns, Vero Beach Dodgers, South Georgia Waves, and the Great Falls Dodgers.
In July 2005, Broxton made his MLB debut, when he was the relief pitcher in one innings against the St Louis Cardinals. He allowed a single run and struck out two. During the year's campaign, he remained the relief pitcher for 14 games, where he struck out 22 in 13 2/3 innings. In 2009, Broxton was chosen to play for the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic matches during March. In November 2011, Broxton signed a contract for one year with Kansas City Royals for $4 million. The first half of the 2012 season, he performed strongly, and posted 2.05 ERA. During this time, Broxton also made the questionable record of losing and ending the game on HBP (Hits By Pitch) consecutively. Previously this had happened only once before in 1966.
In July 2012, Broxton was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, but later during the 2013 season, he was mostly on the disabled list due to an elbow strain. However, at the start of 2014, he was given closer duties, as Aroldis Chapman, the team's closer, suffered a head injury. In August 2014, the Reds traded Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers, where he remains as the team's relief pitcher.Continue reading "Jonathan Broxton"