Report: Royals are willing to part with rejuvenated closer Jonathan Broxton
Sources tell Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that the Kansas City Royals have let teams know that they are willing to trade closer Jonathan Broxton.
Broxton, 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 20 saves in 30 appearances, has had a strong 2012 filling in for the injured Joakim Soria. Coming off an injury-filled 2011 season, Broxton signed a one-year, $4 million contract with Kansas City, so the team that acquires him would be committing to less than $2 million for the rest of the season. Morosi and Rosenthal say that the New York Mets are one potential suitor for Broxton, who spent his first seven seasons in the National League with the Los Angeles Dodgers, saving 36 games in 2009.