Cardinals acquire reliever Jonathan Broxton from Brewers

Friday July 31st, 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Brewers announced.'s Jerry Crasnick first reported the deal Friday. The Brewers will receive minor league outfielder Malik Collymore and will reportedly also send cash considerations to St. Louis, according to's Adam McCalvy.

Broxton, 31, holds a 5.89 ERA in 40 appearances this season, striking out 37 batters in 36 2/3 innings. The righthander served as a setup man in Milwaukee but has closing experience, with 118 career saves.

Collymore, a 20-year-old outfielder, has hit .286 with four home runs, 44 RBIs and 12 steals over the past three seasons at the Rookie level. He was the Cardinals' 10th-round pick in the 2013 draft. 

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