Reds place Jonathan Broxton on DL, will have forearm surgery

The Cincinnati Reds placed relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton on the disabled list with a forearm strain on Thursday.

According to MLB.com, Broxton has a flexor mass strain in his right forearm, an injury that will require surgery. Broxton had the same injury earlier in the year that had him on the disabled list from June 15 to August 9.

“We had just gotten big Broxton back,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “He said he was feeling great. He was throwing the ball 97-98. It’s kind of a downer. You can get down, but you can’t stay down. You’ve got to figure out a way to keep rolling. This is a pretty big blow. I was telling the other guys we have to pick it up as a team.”

According to the Associated Press, Broxton was pulled from Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth inning after facing two batters.

The Reds called up pitcher Nick Christiani from Triple-A Louisville to take Broxton’s spot on the 25-man roster.

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