Nov 30

Jonathan Broxton Signs One-Year Deal with Kansas City Royals

jonathan-broxtonThe Kansas City Royals and Jonathan Broxton agreed to a one-year deal worth $4 million on Tuesday, gearing up the right-handed reliever to become Joaqim Soria’s new setup man.

The 27-year-old chubster made $7 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season in the second installment of a two-year, $11 million deal, so he’s actually taking quite a pay-cut. However, after being limited to just 14 games to due elbow trouble in 2011, it’s not like he should have expected a raise.

The two-time All Star went 1-2 with seven saves and a 5.68 ERA before landing on the disabled list on May 6 with bone spurs in his pitching elbow that eventually required surgery on Sept. 19.