Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:34:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday, April 8, that RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) will not close in his first appearance since coming off the 15-day disabled list. "I'd like to get him in a game, pitch an inning and get his feet (wet). Inevitably, he will be our closer," Price said.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will want to hold off using Broxton until he is officially plugged back in as closer. Until then, he is useful only in deep rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP categories. Expect Broxton to be in the closer's role sooner rather than later, though.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:27:32 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 8, and placed RP Trevor Bell (elbow) on the DL with right elbow inflammation in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Broxton should now be owned in all leagues, as he'll likely receive the first shot to lock down saves in the ninth inning with Aroldis Chapman (face) out. J.J. Hoover loses his value in most mixed leagues.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:46:21 -0700
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 8.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:08:53 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) struck out two and hit a batter in a scoreless rehab outing Friday, April 4. Eleven of his 19 pitches went for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Broxton could be back with the team and closing by the end of next week. Add him to your roster and stash him in a DL spot if you're looking for more save opps.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:50:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RPs J.J. Hoover, Logan Ondrusek, Manny Parra and Sam LeCure are all closing possibilities until RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) returns from the disabled list next week. Manager Bryan Price seems to indicate that Broxton is the favorite to close when he returns. "I'm not to the point where I'm going to designate a guy. We anticipate Broxton being back relatively quickly. We know all of those pitchers I mentioned have a history in this league. If we can match them up as best as possible until we're able to get a guy like Broxton, who's been a closer, back. He'll be the guy who holds down the fort until Aroldis Chapman comes back," Price said.
Fantasy Tip: It's pretty clear that Broxton is the favorite for the primary closing duties when he's healthy, leaving the other options as setup men based on matchups. Grab Broxton now if you are in need of more saves options.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:17:47 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) could return from the disabled list next week, and manager Bryan Price will use Broxton as the team's closer until RP Aroldis Chapman (head) returns.
Fantasy Tip: Chapman will be out for a while, and Broxton is widely available in standard leagues and even deep mixed formats. If you have an available DL spot, it wouldn't be a bad idea to grab Brox now and keep him stashed until he returns.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:39:19 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have placed OF Skip Schumaker (shoulder), RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) and RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list. Marshall's move is retroactive to March 21, while the other two players' moves are retroactive to March 22.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:42:44 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds expect RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) to start the regular season on the 15-day disabled list. Broxton has been able to pitch in two games during spring training.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:49:40 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) can recover from his facial injuries in six to eight weeks, but it doesn't mean he'll be throwing immediately after that timetable.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Chapman to need somewhere around eight to 10 weeks before he's back throwing and ready to return. This is a big blow to those that took Chapman in the first tier of big-name closers. If you're looking for his replacement, J.J. Hoover is probably the best speculation, but Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall could form some sort of platoon.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:56:36 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) threw 38 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, March 14, with someone standing near home plate to simulate a batter. Although he could see game action next week, manager Bryan Price said Broxton is unlikely to be ready in time for the season opener.